Even as Neha Chhikara’s family alleged her in-laws were using their clout to influence police investigation, the accused family on Sunday came out with their side of the story and claimed that Neha was on anti-depressants and had tried to commit suicide about 3-4 months after her marriage, while at her parents’ home.
Gurgaon police today booked Ankit Dalal, Neha’s husband and manager of Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas cruise ship and his parents on charges of subjecting her to cruelty (Sec 498A), causing hurt (Sec 323) and criminal breach (Sec 406) of IPC. No arrest was made in the case.
“We have not been given the copy of the FIR. The Dalal family is using its clout to in its favour,” said Suresh Chhikara, Neha’s father. Neha’s father-in-law Dr. Dalal claimed in a written statement she was taking anti-depressants and could have taken the extreme step under depression.
“About 3-4 months after the marriage, when Ankit was in the US, Neha had attempted suicide by slashing her wrists. Ankit also said she would get violent at times,” Dr. Dalal added.