Updated: March 29, 2016 12:33:38 pm
Six days before Priyanka Kapoor was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her Defence Colony flat, she and her husband Nitin Chawla allegedly had a “heated argument” over inviting his son from his first marriage to celebrate Holi.
In her statement before the magistrate, Priyanka’s mother alleged that Chawla had cheated her daughter as he never told her about his two children from his first marriage. She said Priyanka found out about the children five days after the wedding.
Police said the investigation has revealed that Chawla used to beat his wife. During questioning, Chawla told police that they had problems in their marriage, more so after he decided to leave the flat, as he was facing a financial crisis, and live with his parents in Paschim Vihar.
Sources added, “Nitin asked Priyanka to leave the house many times. But she refused and said she could afford to pay the rent.” “The situation took a turn for the worse after Chawla decided to invite his son home during Holi. He told his wife about this on March 20, following which she got upset,” said a senior officer.
In her suicide note, Priyanka also wrote that she was distressed by an alleged rape case filed against Chawla in Mumbai. “She also blamed her mother-in-law, saying she had never supported her and never scolded her son. However, she appreciated her father-in-law for scolding Chawla when she told him he had beaten her on several occasions,” said police sources.
The couple got married in January this year. Priyanka worked at an event management company while Chawla owned a pub in GK II.
According to her family, Priyanka was planning to open a Reiki centre in Delhi. She had recently visited Pushkar to learn more about the alternate healing technique, said her father Ashok Kapoor.
Police said Priyanka, in the suicide note, blamed her husband for repeatedly assaulting and deceiving her. She termed the marriage “the biggest mistake of her life” and said she was scared of her husband, added police.
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