subscribe: Posts | Comments

RTI activist shot dead, police still clueless

1 comment

RTI activist shot dead, police still clueless


Bhopal. August 17, 2011. 06.11 AM  IST : In a shocking incident in Bhopal on Tuesday morning an RTI activist and a great supporter of Anna Hazare movement, Ms. Shehla Masood was shot dead and the police is still groping in the dark.

Shehla Masood, had emerged in the past few years as a strong campaigner against corruption in Madhya Pradesh. She had become an eyesore for the corrupt politician and bureaucrats in Bhopal. Currently, a senior officer of the M.P.Police, illegal mining and malpractice in the state’s wildlife conservation were at her target. She has been raising serious questions regarding several tiger deaths in the state.

The 35 year old Model turned activist Shehla did not make a family and devoted herself to the social causes. At around Tuesday morning, before leaving for the protest venue at Boat Club organized in support of Anna Hazare, she updated her facebook account with this message ‘ Gandhi “the purpose of civil resistance is provocation”. Anna has succeeded in provoking the Govt and the Opposition. Hope he wins us freedom from corruption. Meet at 2 pm Boat Club Bhopal.

Soon after she came out to proceed for the protest venue from her house at Koh-e-Fiza locality.  She took the driver’s seat at her Santro car but could never start. She was shot at by hitherto unknown killer at point blank range.

Forensic experts, curiously, have given a new twist to the murder by talking of a possible suicide case. Dr. D.S. Badkul , Director Medico-Legal Institute at Bhopal after post mortem of the body has raised the issue. ‘Her car was shut from all sides and she was shot from the front’ he says.

According to a PTI report , ‘ police could not recover any weapon from the murder site or inside the car to establish that it was a suicide case. The bullet that was recovered from Masood’s neck has been sent for examination, said police.

Related Posts

  • Prime Minister urges Anna to end fast
    New Delhi : Aug 23, 2011 Posted at  18.48 IST Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has urged the anti-graft campaign leader Anna Hazare to end his fast. He through his letter has assured of considering th...
  • Anna is back on the stage
    New Delhi, Aug. 19. Posted at 11.58 AM  IST : The latest symbol of the national aspiration for a corrupt free India -Anna Hazare , finally came out of Tihar jail in Delhi after 68 hours. He was greete...
  • …Over to Ramlila Maidan
    …Over to Ramlila Maidan NEW DELHI.August 18,2011. 06.26 AM  IST. :  After a series of hectic parleys spread over 36 hours, the team Anna and Delhi police have reached a settlement over the dura...
  • The Music of the Flute Will Never Die
    The music of the flute will never die - Raajkumar Keswani                 ‘The music of my flute will not die…' said the 20th ...
468 ad
  1. Shehla Masood have given her life for the cause she cherished. It is dampening to note the strength of demon of corruption. To fight such demons in modern days is in no way different from the days of mythology.


    I salute you. Your spirit will remain and guide.

Leave a Reply