Delhi police to arrest kabaddi player from Mumbai over wife’s suicide

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 20, 2016 00:02 IST
People gather after Lalita (inset), wife of national level kabaddi player Rohit Kumar was found hanging at her home in Nangloi, New Delhi on October 17, 2016. (PTI)

A Delhi police team will be visiting Mumbai to arrest national-level kabaddi player Rohit Kumar, whose wife Lalita had allegedly committed suicide on October 17 accusing her husband and in-laws for mental and physical harassment in west Delhi’s Nangloi area.

“Rohit is in the naval services in Mumbai. Two teams have been formed to arrest Rohit and his parents. One team is heading to Mumbai to arrest Rohit, who represents Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro-Kabaddi League, while the other team is conducting raids at places where his parents are likely to be found,” a senior police officer said.

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During investigation, it was found that Rohit’s father, Vijay Singh, had worked in the Delhi Police as a sub-inspector and was dismissed from his service, police said.

27-year-old Lalita had left behind a two-hour long audio message and a 25-minute long video in which she claimed that her in-laws “harrased” her for minor issues.

“In the video and audio messages she left behind on her phone, she said that her in-laws were quite conservative and would often taunt her for her “modern” outlook and things like ‘pallu’ falling from her head and other minor things. She also said that while Rohit was away in Mumbai, they kept her in Delhi,” the officer said.

Read | National kabbadi player Rohit Kumar, family missing after wife’s suicide

In her suicide note and messages, she alleged that on October 15, Rohit told her that if she “goes away” from his life, he would be very happy. He dropped her halfway to her home and left, she alleged. She said the act of Rohit was traumatic for her, police said.

Police is likely to arrest Rohit and his family soon, the officer said.

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