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Monika Goyal murder case: Brother-in-law gets bail

chandigarh Updated: Jun 15, 2013 00:11 IST
HT Correspondent

The district and sessions judge SK Aggrawal on Friday granted bail to Vishal Goyal, brother-in-law of 32-year-old computer teacher Monika Goyal, who was found dead at her Sector 21 room on October 15, 2012.

The bail was granted against a bail bond of Rs 75,000.

Vishal is the first one to get bail in the case. Other accused, include Vikas Goyal, husband of the deceased; JP Goyal and Prem Lata, her in-laws. All four accused are facing charges of abetment to suicide and murder. Vishal will be released on bail after eight months of remaining behind bars.

The court recorded the evidence of Monika's father Bhagwan Das Jindal in the case on Friday.

Jindal in his statement has alleged that Monika was tortured, physically and mentally, ever since she got married to Vikas Goyal in 2002.

He alleged that soon after marriage, Monika's husband and in-laws started harassing her. He alleged that Vikas never allowed Monika to talk to her family or visit them.

Monika died under mysterious circumstances on October 15, 2012. While her in-laws claimed she committed suicide, her family alleged that her in-laws murdered her. The UT police had arrested Monika's in-laws on October 16 on charges of abetment to suicide and later added murder charge following Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory's (CFSL) report and findings of special investigating team.

The case would now come up for hearing on July 2.