Mumbai CA suicide case: Husband arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 19:02

Mumbai: The police on Tuesday arrested husband of
chartered accountant Nidhi Gupta on charges of abatement to
suicide and torture.

Nidhi jumped to death after pushing her two children
from the 19th floor from her residential building in Malad on
March 8, the police said.

"Nidhi`s husband Pawan Gupta was arrested from the
city today. We are looking for other family members. Earlier
Nidhi`s sister-in-law Sunita was apprehended on Friday," said
Vinayak Kakade, senior Inspector at Dindoshi police station.

Pawan held on the charges of abatement to suicide and
torture has been remanded to police custody till March 21, he
said.

Nidhi, a chartered accountant and professor, allegedly
hurled down her son Gaurav (6) and daughter Mahika (3) from
the 19th floor of the 21-storeyed Sahyadri Housing Complex
before jumping herself.

She had been married to Pawan, who is into a ready-made
garment business, for 10 years. A suicide note left by the
victim reads "nobody is responsible for this", police
said.

Nidhi stayed with her husband Pankaj and his family
members comprising in-laws, brother-in-law and sister-in-law
at a flat on the 9th floor of the building, they said.

Nidhi’s father Bimal Jalan had registered a complaint
against her husband Pawan and in-laws on Friday.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 19:02

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