How to tell the difference between the official government line on the death of Javed Miandad
The government has declared the death “a natural death” and denied the possibility of foul play in the death.
However, a top official in the National Investigation Agency, who has been tasked with probing the incident, said he could not say for certain if it was “natural or foul play”.
The official said he was unable to confirm the cause of death and did not want to speculate on what might have been behind it.
“There are several questions that need to be answered, not just the ones that were raised by the government.
We are still investigating,” the official told reporters at the National Police Headquarters in New Delhi.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, NIA Director General (crime) Ranjit Sinha said that a probe was underway.
“We will follow the evidence and the findings of the investigation to establish what happened.
This is a natural death,” he said.
He also said that the inquiry team would visit the Gardena department of Liberty department store to “assess the incident”.
Earlier on Tuesday morning, the NIA released a statement saying that the investigation was underway into the “natural death” of Miandade, the son of the Prime Minister and the first woman to be elected as a Member of Parliament in India.NIA sources have said that Miandare’s death was not due to foul play.
Earlier, the Prime Minster, Narendra Modi, had said that his family had been informed of the death and was waiting for a postmortem report.