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Trainee Sub-Inspector’s death: Police file dowry case, arrest husband and father-in-law

The 25-year-old, who was undergoing training at the police academy in Sagar, jumped into a lake early on Monday. The post-mortem report showed drowning as the cause of death.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: July 9, 2015 9:12:02 am

Terming it as a case of dowry harassment, the Sagar police have arrested the husband and father-in-law of Anamika Kushwaha, a trainee sub-inspector who allegedly committed suicide on Monday.

While the police had denied any link to the Vyapam scam, Kushwaha’s death was earlier linked to the row because she was selected through an examination conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) of Vyapam.

The 25-year-old, who was undergoing training at the police academy in Sagar, jumped into a lake early on Monday. The post-mortem report showed drowning as the cause of death.

Kushwaha was married to Ravi Sikarwar, an employee of a leading private bank posted in Jhansi. His father, Narottam Singh Sikarwar, a retired army personnel, was also arrested from Sagar.

SP Gautam Solanki told The Indian Express that the two were produced before a local court, which sent them to judicial custody. Solanki said an offence under the dowry law was registered after Kushwaha’s father, a head constable posted in Morena, gave a statement to the police.

Both families hail from Morena district. Solanki said the suicide had nothing to do with the Vyapam scam because Kushwaha was neither an accused nor a witness in any previous case. The examination through which she was recruited was held in 2014, a year after the Vyapam scam came to light.

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