An official of the regional Labour Department in Haryana’s Gurugram was arrested for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife, a 2013-batch IAS officer, and forcibly entering her parental house in Muzaffarnagar late on Saturday night.
Former District Magistrate of Saharsa in Bihar, Shailja Sharma is currently posted as a joint secretary in the state.
Sharma had come to her parents’ house on Friday with her four-year-old daughter. According to the FIR, her husband, Rajiv Nayan, visited her parents’ house and broke the door open before trying to strangle her. Nayan, a Delhi resident, assaulted other her family members when they tried to rescue her, the FIR said.
After receiving a complaint from Sharma, police registered a complaint against Nayan under IPC sections 307 (murderous assault), 452 (house trespass, having made preparation for causing hurt to any person), 506 (criminal intimidation), and section 66 A of the IT Act. Nayan was produced before a local court and sent to jail.
“We are still probing the case and charges,” said a police officer.
Married in 2013, the couple has had a strained relationship for the last three years.
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