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Nidhi was being harassed by in-laws, claim parents

The police are yet to find out why Nidhi Gupta, a Mumbai chartered accountant, allegedly jumped to her death from a high-rise along with her two children on Tuesday, just a day ahead of her ninth wedding anniversary. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Mar 10, 2011 00:59 IST
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The police are yet to find out why Nidhi Gupta, a Mumbai chartered accountant, allegedly jumped to her death from a high-rise along with her two children on Tuesday, just a day ahead of her ninth wedding anniversary.

Gupta, 31, is said to have tossed her son Gaurav, 6, and daughter Mihika, 3, from the 19th floor of Sahyadri Building, in suburban Malad, before taking the plunge herself. The family stayed on the ninth floor of the building.

Gupta's husband and in-laws say there were no family problems that could have pushed her to take the drastic step.

But Gupta's father, Bimal Jalan, alleged his daughter was mentally harassed by her in-laws. He, however, did not clarify the reason for the alleged harassment.

"My daughter was being harassed by her husband and in-laws and this has been going on for several years. She was not allowed to do anything in the house or take any decisions. She was being dominated by her sister-in-law Sunita, who was the owner of the house," said Jalan, a Worli-based businessman.

The police have recorded the testimonies of Gupta's husband and in-laws but are yet to record the statements of her parents.

"Jalan is yet to give his statement to the police. If he alleges that his daughter was being tortured then we will lodge a case of abetment to suicide against her husband and in-laws," said Ramrao Pawar, ACP (north).