Family raise questions over killer's son

RELATIVES of the doctor who destroyed his family have today said they have doubts over whether Pranau was actually his son.Jayaprakash Chiti killed his wife Anupama at their Suffolk home before throwing himself of the Orwell bridge clutching two-year-old Pranau.

RELATIVES of the doctor who destroyed his family have today said they have doubts over whether Pranau was actually his son.

Jayaprakash Chiti killed his wife Anupama at their Suffolk home before throwing himself of the Orwell bridge clutching two-year-old Pranau.

Today, Jayaprakash's brother Surya Chiti is asking for DNA analysis to be carried out to establish whether Pranau was actually his son.

Details of the tragic case, which has left 11-year-old Ani as the only surviving member of his family, were heard at an inquest at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.


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Today, Surya launched an appeal for a further enquiry into the deaths and raised a question over the paternity of the toddler Jayaprakash killed.

He said: "The death of Jayaprakash Chiti, his wife Anupama Chiti and their son Pranau Chiti has come as a great shock to us. My aged parents have not got over the tragedy.

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"It is our desire that the entire truth in regard to manner and reasons of their tragic death and motive should come out.

"It is not our intention to suppress the true facts and we also expect and pray that all the correct facts should be brought out.

He added: "My brother Jayaprakash was considerate and loving father who devoted his entire life after marriage to his wife and family home-in order that his wife should improve her career prospects abroad.

"It was therefore most shocking, surprising and mortifying to me and my family when news was conveyed to us about the deaths through the media reports in England and India that Jayaprakash was responsible for the tragedy

"It is in this context that I have asked for an open enquiry apart from there being transparency."

One of the issues the family want examined is: "The result of DNA paternity analysis of Dr. Jayaprakash Chiti and Master Pranau Chiti."

Surya added: "My brother has left behind a minor son who, when he grows up and is able to discern for himself what were real causes of this tragedy, should also know all the facts in their true perspective."

Although there is no suggestion that Anupama had had an affair, yesterday's hearing heard that Anupama's body was found in the bedroom lying close to some e-mails.

Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert said those e-mails had Jayaprakash's fingerprints on so it is "fair to assume" that he read them.

The e-mails were from a Dr William Dunn, a doctor at Nottingham who Anupama had worked with.

Det Supt Lambert said it would be fair for anyone reading them to assume that there relationship was "more than professional".

Det Supt Lambert said: "Although there marriage seemed to be on firm footings for anyone looking into the family environment, Anupama often confided to her colleagues about her sadness at being within an arranged marriage and her desire to leave this relationship."

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: "We have carried out an investigation and made a full report to the coroner who has given his decision on the issue."

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