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Court grants anticipatory bail to woman accused of burning couple

The Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a woman IT professional,who is accused of immolating the fiancee of her former lover in Pune about a month ago.

The Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a woman IT professional,who is accused of immolating the fiancee of her former lover in Pune about a month ago.

Justice Mukta Gupta granted limited-period relief to 35-year-old Anushree Kundra,who has been accused of burning alive 26-year-old Juhi Prasad,a lawyer,and attempting to murder Nimesh Sinha,at the latter’s apartment in New Market Plaza society,Wanawadi,on October 13. While Juhi succumbed after sustaining 98 per cent burns,Nimesh escaped with 10 per cent burns.

Kundra’s lawyer’s office confirmed that “she had applied for anticipatory bail on Friday,which was granted for four days. Subsequently,she will have to produce herself before the Pune court”.

The matter,which was initially with Unit IV of the Pune police,was later transferred to the Pune Crime Branch. By then,Kundra had gone into hiding and switched off her phone. She stopped accessing her email accounts too.

Sources said the Pune police had come looking for Kundra,a resident of West Patel Nagar in Central Delhi. However,the office of Kundra’s lawyer claimed that it had no idea of Kundra’s whereabouts. It also alleged that she had been framed,and Kundra was actually the victim in the case.

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On October 13,Kundra had gone to Sinha’s Pune residence,and had a verbal duel with him over his engagement with Juhi. Later,she allegedly set the couple on fire while they were sleeping,police said. While Juhi died in the hospital,Nimesh was discharged after treatment. Kundra,however,claims that there was an attempt on her life that day,but she managed to escape.