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Kabaddi player Rohit held for wife’s suicide; father sent to 15-day custody after surrender

National-level kabaddi player Rohit Chillar was today arrested in connection with the alleged suicide by his wife Lalita who had accused him and her in-laws of harassment. His father Vijay Singh, 51, a co-accused in

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 21, 2016 18:19 IST ]
Kabaddi player Rohit Chillar with wife Lalita
Kabaddi player Rohit Chillar with wife Lalita

National-level kabaddi player Rohit Chillar was today arrested in connection with the alleged suicide by his wife Lalita who had accused him and her in-laws of harassment.

His father Vijay Singh, 51, a co-accused in the dowry death case, today surrendered at the Nangloi police station. Post submission, he was sent to 15-day judicial custody. Chillar's mother Sunita is still on the run, Delhi Police said.

Chillar was arrested from Colaba in Mumbai where he works with the Indian Navy.

"We arrested Chillar from Mumbai. He will be presented in a court there for transit remand to bring him back to Delhi for interrogation. Lalita's suicide note and audio clips prove that she was facing harassment," Joint Commissioner of Police Deependra Pathak said.

A Delhi Police team went to Mumbai on Thursday and arrested Chillar from his staff quarters on Friday morning.

A notice was served on Chillar's family on Thursday evening to join the police investigation but they absconded after locking their house.

Lalita, 27, was found hanging by a sash by her father Karan Singh on Monday evening in Delhi. She was staying alone while her in-laws stayed in Kanjhawala in Delhi.

Her marriage to Chillar in March last year was her second.

She left a two-hour audio message and a suicide note in which she wrote: "I am not strong enough to survive this, I have decided to quit."

 

A case of dowry death was registered against Chillar and his parents on a complaint of Karan Singh.

 

(With IANS inputs)

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