Woman cop’s death in P’kula: Husband, father-in-law held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2014 13:43 IST

A day after 22-yearold constable namely Monika, posted with Rapid Action Force (RAF) Haryana Police, died, the Panchkula police arrested her husband and father-in-law on Thursday.

Monika’s husband Amit Kumar is also a constable and is posted at Yamunanagar.

After conducting post-mortem, the hospital handed over the victim’s body to her kin who then performed the cremation of the victim at her native place in Narayangarh.

The victim’s father Krishan Lal, in his complaint, alleged that his daughter had been tortured and harassed by her husband and in-laws for dowry and otherwise. Station house officer (SHO), Raipur Rani, Deepak Kumar said, “On the basis of the victim’s father complaint, Monika’s husband Amit Kumar and father-in-law Mohan Lal were arrested.”

The SHO added that the required action would be taken once the role of others named in the FIR were ascertained.

The doctors of the private hospital where Monika was admitted confirmed that the victim had blunt injury marks on her head and on other body parts. Also, the doctors confirmed that the poison that caused the death was acidic and had burnt the internal organs of the victim. But the police are yet to add other sections in the FIR.

The cop was battling for her life for past two days after she was admitted to a private hospital in Panchkula on Monday night in critical condition. A resident of Raipur Rani, Monika was married for over a year.

Police sources said the couple had a love marriage, but soon after the wedding, both Amit and Monika’s in-laws used to harass her. The doctors at the hospital said the victim had died as she suffered multiple organ failure.

All nine persons who have been booked include the victim’s husband Amit Kumar, father-inlaw Mohan Lal, mother-in-law Kusum, brothers-in-law Pawan Kumar, Madan Lal, Satish Kumar and their wives Neelam, Anjali and Neha, respectively.

A case was registered under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) 506 (criminal intimidation) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc. with intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code.

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