Yavatmal: A Vidarbha woman Aparna Malikar who
had shot to fame after appearing on the quiz show KBC and who
had threatened to commit suicide in a letter to UPA
chairperson Sonia Gandhi following harassment by in-laws, has
withdrawn her threat, police said on Monday.
Superintendent of Police of Yavatmal Ranjan Kumar Sharma
said he had sent a senior police officer to her following
message from state Home Minister RR Patil to find out about
the suicide threat.
Aparna had recently appeared on quiz show Kaun Banega
Crorepati and had also spoken about problems faced by the
women in Vidarbha.
The officer enquired with her about the circumstances
that forced her to file a complaint with Sonia Gandhi.
She said that she was guided by farmer activist Kishor
Tiwari to take up her case before Sonia Gandhi and she
accordingly sent a fax message to Gandhi in which she narrated
her plight and also threatened to commit suicide if her
in-laws were not prevented from harassing her.
She, however, told the police today in writing that she
would not commit suicide.
"Since she has given us in writing that she would not
commit suicide as threatened in her letter to Sonia Gandhi, we
have not taken any preventing measures against her," SP