Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was not formally accused of abetting the suicide of his daughter Shreyashi Chowdhury.
According to reports, Shreyashi who was an eleventh standard student of a Kolkata school was taking modelling lessons. The police citing her friends said that her parents were not happy with her decision to pursue a modelling course. She had had a heated argument with a family member on the phone the night she jumped, the police said.
Her father Adhir Chowdhury was not formally accused of abetting the suicide. However, it is important to note that his past criminal record fuelled suspicions about him having abetted the suicide. The then Chief Judicial Magistrate of Murshidabad, A K Pal, had issued a warrant of arrest against Adhir and his late wife Arpita Chowdhury on October 18, 2005, in connection with their alleged involvement in a twin murder case in Berhampore in July 2005. In 2003 he had also been arrested for the murder of Mougram Panchayat Chief Gobordhan Ghosh and for creating trouble at a polling booth at Bharatpur the same year. He got bail in both cases. The claim has been marked unverifiable because of lack of information on whether Shreyashi's suicide was linked to her father.