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Victim married for money, says accused's family

india Updated: Sep 21, 2011 00:45 IST
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In a new twist in the Ruchi Bhuttan suicide case, the relatives of the accused, on Tuesday, alleged that the deceased was being threatened by a stalker, against whom she had filed complaints at police stations in Gurgaon and Delhi.

They further alleged that the deceased had ‘dumped' her boyfriend and married the accused, Sumit Bhuttan, for money.

Ruchi's father-in-law claimed that he had hired the services of a private detective agency, which made the revelations.

However, Ruchi's relatives have refuted the claims, saying that Sumit's family was trying to concoct a story to save him, who was in judicial custody in Gurgaon jail.

Ruchi's sister Shaifali Gupta, said, "Sumit's family has gone down to the level of defaming Ruchi to save him."

Ruchi committed suicide at her DLF City Phase 2 apartment in July. Her family alleged that Sumit forced her to end life, following his extramarital relationship with south Indian film actress Meera Chopra.

Sumit's father Gulshan Bhuttan said in 2010, Ruchi had filed two complaints in the police stations of RK Puram (Delhi) and DLF City Phase 2 (Gurgaon), fearing for her life, as an unidentified caller threatened to abduct her.

He said Ruchi filed her first complaint against the unidentified caller, who had been threatening her, on March 7, 2010. In May, she filed another complaint at the RK Puram police station and said that she was receiving threatening calls from a different mobile number.

"Ruchi had married Sumit for money, despite the fact that she was in a relationship with a resident of Trans-Yamuna colony. We came to know about this from her call details with the help of a detective agency," Gulshan said.