The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted bail to the in-laws of air hostess Anissia Batra, who died after allegedly jumping off the terrace of her Panchsheel Park house on July 13. Anissia’s parents had filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws, accusing them of having a role in her death. They claimed that Mayank, a software engineer in Gurgaon, used to physically abuse her.
Justice Mukta Gupta gave relief to R S Singhvi and Sushma Singhvi subject to their furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000. The Singhvis moved the high court after their plea for bail was rejected by the trial court. They surrendered before the police on November 1.
Anissia, who worked with a German airline, allegedly jumped off the terrace of her house on July 13, after sending a message to her friend and husband that she was ending her life.
The court, earlier in September, denied anticipatory bail to the family saying WhatsApp messages and the emails on record establish a “continuous course of harassment and torture to the deceased” by them. It also found the parents’ statement to be false and observed that there is evidence that Anissia had sent an email to her counsel, narrating her sufferings for the last two-and-a-half years.