Murder accused dies in Ghaziabad jail

May 30th, 2008 - 1:19 am ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad, May 29 (IANS) Ravinder Pradhan, accused of murdering university professor Kavita Chaudhary in 2006, died in Dasna jail here Thursday. Jail superintendent V.K. Singh confirmed the undertrial’s death and said Pradhan was rushed to the district hospital after he complained of severe vomiting. Pradhan was declared dead in the hospital.

Chaudhary, a professor at the CCS University in Meerut, had gone missing in October 2006.

Merajuddin and Babulal of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) were forced to step down as Uttar Pradesh ministers after Pradhan said Chaudhary was murdered over a dispute over sharing the blackmail money collected from politicians who allegedly had intimate relationship with her. Chaudhary was murdered allegedly after a dispute over sharing the money extorted from Meerajuddin. Her body was thrown into a canal and has not been recovered yet.

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