The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to three women who were accused of abetting the alleged suicide of a B. Tech student.
Ritu Yadav had reportedly jumped off the seventeenth floor of NRI City housing complex in Greater Noida, alleging torture by her flatmates on April 20.
The 21-year-old student of a private university in Greater Noida was reportedly tortured after being accused by her flatmates of shoplifting a facial cream from a local department store.
The store owner had informed Yadav’s flatmates about the incident, who in turn, informed Yadav’s parents over the phone of the accusations against their daughter.
Police stated that, Yadav, fearing humiliation, had committed suicide.
In her four-page suicide note, Yadav accused her four flatmates of mentally and physically torturing her. She said that her flatmates also hit her with a beer bottle on the night of April 19.
Her father, Vishambhar Yadav, had alleged foul play and claimed that his daughter was murdered. An FIR under section 306 was lodged against the four girls.
The accused girls’ counsel, Mohammed Khalid, argued in the high court that his clients were falsely implicated in the suicide case as the real reason behind Yadav’s suicide was the harassment she faced after the shoplifting incident.
After listening to the arguments of the counsels of the applicants and the defendants, the high court granted bail to the three accused with the condition that they will cooperate with the trial proceedings and be present on every hearing of the case against them.
The fourth accused flat mate is yet to file her bail application.