Friday, September 30, 2011
MBA hangs self:hubby, in-laws arrested
Andheri video suicide: Hubby, in-laws arrested Published: Friday, Sep 30, 2011, 9:00 IST Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA The father of 24-year-old Nidhi Singh, who hanged herself in her MIDC flat on Tuesday, wants the video clip of her last moments of her life. “I want the video in which my daughter has shared her pain and agony before ending her life. I have an emotional connect with that video as those last few moments will be with me all my life. But the police are refusing to give me as they have used it as an evidence,” said Vedprakash Singh. He was upset and shocked by the attitude by Nidhi’s in-laws. “Samdarshi [Nidhi’s husband] should have performed the last rites but none of her in-laws came to the cemetery. I had to perform the last rites,” said Singh. On Thursday, the police arrested Samdarshi, 28, his father Raghvendra, 55, and his mother Lata (48) on charges of abetment to suicide and dowry harassment after Vedprakash lodged a complaint. “For the past few months, Samdarshi had been torturing her. When we refused to give him Rs5 lakh a week ago, his harassment grew. Nidhi couldn’t share anything with us as it was a love marriage and didn’t want to reveal his faults,” Singh said. Singh had sensed something amiss, especially after Nidhi started avoiding his calls. “She used to avoid our phone calls and even when she spoke with us, the conversations were short. My wife visited Nidhi recently, and at that time too, Samdarshi had assaulted her in front of her mother. Nidhi was to visit us on October 6,” said Singh. The police said Nidhi was reportedly harassed as Samdarshi had affairs. “On the day of the incident, my wife kept calling Nidhi but she did not answer. My wife then phoned Samdarshi and asked him whether Nidhi was fine, but he got angry and hurled abuses,” Singh said.