A 23-year-old woman was flung from the balcony of her second-floor house, in front of her mother, allegedly by a man she refused to marry. The incident took place in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri area Monday.
Police said the accused, identified as Amit, has been arrested. The woman has been admitted to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital where her condition is stated to be critical but stable, said doctors. According to police, the incident took place Sunday evening just a few hours after the woman filed a complaint against the accused. He had allegedly been pressuring the woman to marry him or pay him Rs 1 lakh.
DCP (outer) Vikramjit Singh said they have arrested Amit and detained one of his sisters who had accompanied him to the woman’s house. “A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC has been registered. We are verifying the allegations,” he said. Sources said the woman and Amit got to know each other through social media.
The accused, a resident of Rohtak in Haryana, came to the woman’s house along with his two sisters and cousin. The woman’s mother claimed the accused and his family demanded
Rs 1 lakh from them if they did not agree to marry their daughter to Amit.
In her complaint to police, the woman said the accused had called her and asked her to meet him. When she refused, he said he would come to her house and create a scene. She and her mother went to the police station. She claimed that Amit, whom she knew for a year, was insisting that she meet him. She added that he was demanding money as well.
The victim’s mother said, “After we filed the complaint, my daughter went home while I stayed back to look after our shop. At about 5 pm, Amit, his sister and cousin came to the shop. His sisters abused me and demanded Rs 1 lakh.”
She added, “As they were creating a ruckus at the shop, I took them home. Amit and one of his sisters took my daughter to the balcony. His sister covered my daughter’s mouth while Amit picked her up and threw her from the balcony. It happened in front of my eyes. I screamed and shouted and rushed downstairs. When I saw her lying on the ground, I fainted. Neighbours caught Amit and one of his sisters and handed them over to police.”
The victim’s elder brother said, “My sister had told us about Amit. He was unemployed and kept bad company. When my sister found out about his habits, she stopped talking to him. This made him angry and he started to harass her.”