Book Review:Shehla Masood
The murder that shook the nation By Hemender Sharma
.🔪If an urban woman with modern sophistication and a questioning attitude is killed in modern day India,investigations begin with a close examination of her character. If the victim was single, young and beautiful then character proceeds all Narratives. 🔪Shehla Masood was one such feisty woman. .
🔪Shehla’s is the tale of a woman from a conventional family who stepped out into the world to make it on her own. Hers is a story replete with ambition, obsession and political intrigue.
. 🔪In this riveting account of the case, Hemender Sharma, a journalist and dear friend of Shehla’s, peels away the layers to understand her life, the murder, its progress and its resolution.
Content :On 16 August 2011, RTI activist and environmentalist Shehla Masood was shot dead by contract killers in Bhopal. Shehla was the Madhya Pradesh convener of the ‘India against Corruption’ campaign launched by Anna Hazare, and had been trying to expose the unholy nexus between self-serving bureaucrats and politicians. The cover-up and attempts to tarnish her image started soon after: the local police tried to label her death a suicide, while the state chief minister ordered a CBI probe within forty-eight hours. In the end, how the crime was solved is a fascinating story worth recounting. ..
🔪Characters in this book are all real so identity of some people not disclosed because of sensitivity of their jobs. .
🔪Language is simple and lucid narration is very important part so anyone can easily understand the story.
🔪this case took more than 5 years for justice,so it shows how evidence and facts are moulded to benefit some people and weaknesses of our judicial system.
🔪At some point of time it becomes boring because of repetition of same investigation procedure but from book point of view it is necessary. 🔪Full Review is on my blog Blog link in bio
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