GUWAHATI, May 12 � Even as police today made two arrests in connection with the sensational abduction and subsequent murder of Gadapani Pathak, family members of the slain Superintendent Engineer of Agriculture Department expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of the investigation into the case and went on to question the post mortem report which, according to them, raised more questions than answers.
The family members categorically believed there was more into the murder than what meets the eye and that �Pathak paid the price of being honest�.
�It is not a case of simple abduction. It does not even appear to be the handiwork of any militant group. The incident seems to be a part of a larger scam, which must come out� the deceased close family members claimed.
Talking to media persons, Dr Barasha Pathak, daughter of the deceased, said: � From what I know being a medical practitioner, a post mortem report must carry the time of the death which the report did not mention. Further, although the report stated that the death was caused by excessive bleeding leading to shock, the report had no mention about the amount of blood lost, which is strange.�
�My father was an upright person. He wanted to do something for the State�s welfare. May be, he stood as barrier for someone�s vested interest. I want justice for my father,� said Dr Barasha, indicating towards departmental enmity.
She recalled that her father during a conversation with her had said that he was entrusted with the task of conducting some departmental inquiry.
Meanwhile, the family members also expressed displeasure over the approach of the Agriculture Department, who they alleged, appears least bothered about carrying out any sort of investigation.
The family members also said that they would move the Chief Minister and will urge him to order a CBI enquiry if success continue to elude Assam Police.
Pathak�s body was found a few hours after he along with Faizul Haque, an executive engineer, were abducted by unidentified miscreants on May 2 evening from near Abhayapuri. Islam is still traceless.
Meanwhile, a condolence meeting was also organized in Pathak�s memory which was followed by a rally under aegis of India Against Corruption, a civil society group.