A 37-year-old Right to Information activist Manoj Tripathi, who had filed complaints against many influential persons, succumbed to the injuries on Sunday November 18 at Bansal Hospital, Bhopal. Tripathi, a resident of Dwarka Heights building in Kolar area of Bhopal, was on life support system after he fell from the terrace of the five-story building on the night of November 2.
Tripathi is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Tripathi’s family members have claimed that on the night of November 2, Tripathi had gone to the terrace to talk on the phone when he allegedly fell. When they rushed to the spot where he had fallen, they found three or four policemen standing next to his body.
However, police officials had claimed that Tripathi jumped off the roof after a family dispute.
Several activists have suspected foul play in the case and have demanded a fair investigation.
In the past, Tripathi had made several complaints and filled many RTIs against some influential people. Three days before Tripathi had allegedly fell from the roof, he had submitted a complaint against Madhya Pradesh BJP Vice President Rameshwar Sharma, alleging Sharma had forcefully acquired 7,000 square feet of government land and was illegally constructing a structure on it.
The complaint dated October 29, 2018, was written to Chief Election Commissioner of India OP Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh VL Kantarao, and District Collector of Bhopal Sudam Khade.
Earlier, Tripathi had also filed a corruption complaint against Radheshyam Julania, additional chief secretary of the water resources department.