A 70-year-old retired sales tax officer has landed in police custody for allegedly sending love letters to a married woman in Bulandshahr.
The accused, identified as Shree Charan Lal Rawat, used to send letters in the name of a teenage boy who lived in the woman’s neighbourhood in Bihari Nagar, Sasni Gate area. The accused also belongs to the same locality. However, Rawat was identified with the help of the footage of CCTV cameras installed at the head post office in Aligarh from where he posted the letters. To confirm his involvement in the incident, his handwriting was also matched with that in the letters.
It is alleged he had been regularly sending love letters to the woman and in one letter, had even threatened to kill her husband.
Sources said the victim woman was married to a man in Bulandshahr one-and-half years back. After a few months of marriage, a letter reached her in-laws’ house. It contained such objectionable remarks that not only the woman but also her in-laws became worried. It also carried some threats for the woman’s husband.
Six such letters reached their house. The last letter came on September 12 which had some facts which only a person close to the woman’s family could have known.
All the letters had been sent in the name of a 15-year-old neighbour of the woman.
The woman’s in-laws lodged a complaint with the police. The Bulandshahr police acted promptly and demanded the CCTV footage of the head post office in Aligarh from where the accused used to post letters.
The footage clearly revealed the involvement of Rawat who belonged to the same area.
SO (Sasni Gate) told HT, "During interrogation, the retired officer confessed to his crime. The complaint has been received and a case has been registered."