Neelam Grover, mother of slain television executive Neeraj Grover, says that she fears a threat to her life from Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, who was released from jail on Saturday after being acquitted in her son's murder case.
"I fear threat to my life. She can cause damage to us anytime after she has been released from the jail," Neelam Grover said.
"I wish she should not be allowed to move out of Mumbai in any condition. She is a liar, she can harm us and even hatch a conspiracy against us," she added.
Neeraj's parents also objected to the "police security" provided to Susairaj when she emerged out of the jail.
"It's surprising. A criminal is enjoying police protection. Now who is going to protect the common man," asked Neeraj's father Amarnath Grover.
"Though I am ready to hear her (Maria) if she wishes to make any point, but under any circumstances I would not approach her first," he added.
Maria was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Friday by a Mumbai court for destroying evidence in the Neeraj Grover murder case. Since she had already served more than three years as an undertrial, she was ordered to be released once she paid the compensation amount of Rs 50,000 to the victim's family.
Her co-accused and fiance, ex-naval officer Emile Jerome Mathew, was sentenced to 10 years jail term after the court found him "guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder".
In 2008, Neeraj Grover was killed in a flat in Malad West, 25 km from Mumbai. His body was hacked into pieces and disposed of near Manor in Thane.