Following Monica's death, Yadav, a waiter for a city-based caterer, had been booked under section 304 (b) (dowry death) of the Indian Penal Code. The couple had got married in 2010.
It had been alleged that Monica had a fight with her husband after he had reached home in an inebriated condition on the night she committed suicide. Infuriated, Vijay allegedly started beating her, following which the victim locked up herself in a room and poured kerosene on herself and set herself ablaze.
Vijay was arrested on the victim's statement, recorded by the police before the victim succumbed to injuries in hospital.