Husband, in-laws tortured Mulund housewife: Police
Nishi’s jumped out of her 28th floor residence at Runwal Pride building in Mulund (West) on Sunday morning. Her body was discovered by residents near the swimming pool at about 10.15am.
After initial investigations, the police have learnt that the victim’s husband, Jitendra, and his parents were physically and mentally harassing Nishi.
Jitendra, 29, father, Mulchand, 53, mother Deepa, 49, sister, Sapna, will be in police custody for further investigation till July 2.
The Jhetwanis have been charged under section 34, 498A and 304B of the Indian Penal Code. “A case of mental and physical harassment has been lodged at the Mulund police station against them,” an officer from Mulund police station said.
According to the officer, Jitendra would get drunk and then torture his wife. Also, her in-laws were harassing her by demanding dowry.
Nishi and Jitendra had fallen in love and then tied the knot in May 2009. But soon after, Nishi was forced to quit her job in a reputed brokerage firm. She had alleged that she was burdened with housework and had no help.
Around three months ago, Nishi had returned to her parents’ home complaining about the dowry demands and the harassment she was facing.
However, Jitendra came after her and assured her parents that he would ensure that she was safe. Nishi’s parents then convinced her to go back to her husband’s house.
The Jhetwanis have a family business of safety valves.