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NRI man arrested with parents for causing wife`s death

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 19:05

Mumbai: A local court sent an NRI man and
his parents to two days of police custody for allegedly
harassing his wife for money and forcing her to end her life,
police said.
Bhakti Shah, wife of Tejas, who worked at a diamond unit
in Belgium, jumped to death from the third floor Mangalkunj
Apartments in Borivali yesterday. She was a mother of a
five-month-old boy and had come to Mumbai for her second

Based on a complaint filed by the victim`s father Bharat
Jogani, her husband Tejas (32), his father Vasant Shah (62)
and mother Sulsha (55) were arrested on charges of abatement
to suicide and harassment, police said.
Police said that the Bhakti had gone to attend her
brother`s marriage in Ahmedabad a few days back and left
her jewellery at her maternal house in Andheri. Upset over
this, her in-laws allegedly harassed her to bring the
jewellery back. She allegedly jumped to death following a
heated argument.

The accused were produced before a local court, which
sent them to police custody till May 13. "We are tracking the
mobile phone records of Tejas and his parents, as they had
called victim`s father yesterday to demand jewellery and
cash," B Chate, senior inspector at Borivali police station.


First Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 19:05

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