KBC participant woman withdraws her suicide threat

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who had threatened to commit suicide in a letter to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi following harassment by in-laws, has withdrawn her threat, police said on Monday.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 further said.