National kabaddi player Rohit Kumar Chillar, who remains unreachable to the Delhi Police after his wife Lalita Dabas’ suicide, released a four-minute video on a social media site claiming innocence.
Chillar’s wife had committed suicide at her apartment in West Delhi’s Nangloi area two days ago and had left a suicide note and an audio message, blaming her husband and in-laws. Police had earlier said there were numerous instances of her being beaten up by her husband and the in-laws, which the victim had recorded.
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Dismissing allegations of dowry, Chillar said in the video, “We got married and vowed to live together, but I couldn’t even see her face last time… I got to know about the incident from the media and then I heard reports that I had demanded dowry, which is false. Even my father-in-law knows that I never asked for dowry.”
However, after Dabas’ suicide, her father had alleged that Chillar’s family demanded an SUV even after he had gifted a sedan in the marriage. Chillar did not comment on the allegation of beating his wife.
He said he was not absconding and is on his duty and will co-operate with police when they approach him. “People should know that I have not done anything wrong. Whenever police call me, I will go to them and will fully cooperate. I believe truth will prevail,” he said, adding he will “go to his wife” after he is done establishing all the facts of the incident.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Vijay Kumar said a team has been sent to Mumbai to question Chillar and the in-laws are yet to be tracked.
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