‘ISHMEET GOT THREATENING SMS A FEW DAYS
‘ISHMEET GOT THREATENING SMS A FEW DAYS BEFORE DEATH’
Ludhiana September 11:
Nearly a month and a half after Star Voice of India Ishmeet Singh allegedly got drowned in a pool in the Maldives, his parents today claimed that he had received a threatening SMS on his mobile phone a few days before the incident.
Claiming that Ishmeet was murdered, the family said they saw the message only after scanning his phone a few days ago. It was received a week before his death. Seeking a CBI probe into his death, his father Gurpinder Singh and uncle Dr C.K. Singh named three persons for the crime claiming they had narrowed down on the three on the basis of a fact-finding tour to the Maldives.
They also claimed that the Maldives police had agreed to re-investigate the case. The police earlier had declared the death as an accident. Ishmeet's father and uncle said they suspected a girl, Richa (unknown to the family), Sanjit Shah of Star Plus and Hassan Ishaan of Next Group of a hanky- panky leading to the alleged murder.
“We don't know the girl. The inbox of Ishmeet's mobile had an SMS dated July 22 by one Richa,” said Gurpinder. The SMS read, “Gud mng. Ek baat batao tmhe sharam nahi aati hai. No. dekh ke kaat dete ho. Aisa kyo krte ho tum. VOI bn ne ka itna ghamand mat kro ye jyada din tak nhi rhega”. Ishmeet had saved the number as Richa H cousin.
They alleged their probe into sequence of events revealed that Hassan booked a secluded resort for the musical show while specially paying extra expenses for Ishmeet for his early arrival at the island. They said the statement of the witnesses recorded by the Maldives police and the Indian High Commission were contradictory.
While Vyom told the commission he, Ishmeet and Arunima went inside the pool, he told Maldives police that he and Arunima only went to the pool side with Ishmeet. “He was killed. We want a thorough probe. We are writing to the Prime Minister with all details today,” said his father.