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Ruchi got threat calls last year

india Updated: Jul 27, 2011 01:08 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times
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In a new development in the Ruchi Bhuttan death case, it has come to light that she had filed two complaints in the RK Puram and DLF City Phase-2 police stations last year regarding threat calls by an unknown caller.

In March 2010, Ruchi had filed the first complaint against an unknown person who had been calling her from mobile number 8904467680.

She had claimed that a man had threatened to abduct her and also sent obscene text messages. Ruchi's sister Priti Gambhir confirmed it was her husband Sumit, an accused in the case, had taken her to the DLF City police station.

“But I am not aware of the complaint she filed in the RK Puram police station,” she added.

Meanwhile, relatives of Ruchi, who had allegedly committed suicide over marital discord a fortnight ago, claimed that the police were mounting pressure on them for an out-of-court settlement with Sumit, who is currently lodged in a jail.

The family believes that Sumit had played a major role in Ruchi's suicide.

To buttress their contention, the family had submitted Ruchi's diary, in which she had narrated the torture meted out by Sumit.

On Tuesday, the police invited Ruchi's relatives to the police station. When they reached the station, they saw more than 40 people who claimed to be relatives of Sumit.

“We were shocked to see so many people in the police station. Officials wanted us to discuss the case with the so-called relatives. When we objected, they arranged a meeting in the SHO's room where about 10 persons from Sumit's side were also allowed in,” said Gambhir.

“Yashpal Batra, deputy mayor of Gurgaon, was also present. This shows that they wanted to influence the case and mount pressure on us,” she added.

Earlier, Sudha Gupta, mother of Ruchi Bhuttan, had written to Haryana director general of police (DGP) RS Dalal to intervene in the case.