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Bhasin’s in-laws strike back

delhi Updated: Sep 07, 2012 00:56 IST
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The mystery surrounding the death of Paras Bhasin, a 23-year-old tattoo artist whose dismembered body was found on the railways tracks on September 1, continues to deepen.

Investigators, who had initially termed it as a case of suicide and later registered a murder case, have said it could be an accidental death. Police on Thursday said they had received the autopsy report and were analysing it.

Meanwhile, the girl's family on Thursday said that Shelly had married Bhasin under pressure as he often threatened to commit suicide. "My daughter told me and the police that Paras had once attempted suicide by cutting his wrist in front of her only," said Shelly's father, Satish Mittal. He said he never threatened Bhasin for marrying his daughter.

According to Mittal, none of his family members knew about their relationship till August 25, the day when his wife met Bhasin's family members at Cross River Mall in Anand Vihar.

"On August 26, my wife called me to inform that Shelly was very disturbed and depressed. Next day at around 7 pm, Shelly called him from near a railway track and said she was going to end her life. Bhasin was with her. I convinced her to come back home by telling her that they will agree to everything she wants," said Mittal.

"On August 29, I called Bhasin at my home and spoke to him about his job and family background. We were in the process of talking to his family when on September 1 at around 7 pm, Bhasin's sister Surbhi messages my son saying her brother is no more," he added.

Mittal claimed that they were unaware about Shelly's wedding until Surbhi on August 31 called up his son and told him that she is married.

Shelly's mother said, "I met Bhasin, his brother-in-law and sister in Cross River Mall for the first time on August 25. We met cordially and started to discuss the prospects of marriage."

Meanwhile, a team of Anand Vihar railway police recreated the crime scene from the Laxmi Nagar metro station to the railway tracks in Pandav Nagar where Bhasin’s dismembered body was found.