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Couple found dead in Delhi hotel: Woman’s family blames her husband for her death

Relatives of the woman found dead in Delhi hotel say the husband had been allegedly harassing her and had forced her out of their house after accusing her of having an affair

delhi Updated: Oct 23, 2017 10:55 IST
Shubhomoy Sikdar
Shubhomoy Sikdar
Hindustan Times
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Relatives of the woman wait at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in east Delhi where the postmortem was scheduled.(HT Photo)

The family of the woman, who along with a man, was found dead in a hotel room in west Delhi, said her husband forced her to leave home two days before her death and held him responsible for it.

They alleged that for a long time, her husband had been harassing her as he suspected her of having an extramarital affair with K Suresh, his cousin who was found dead with her in the hotel room in Rajouri Garden on Saturday.

“They had a major fight on October 19 night as he raised the issue with her again and forced her to leave home,” said Anil Kumar, her sister’s husband, who had come from Kerala to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in west Delhi where the postmortem was scheduled on Sunday.

Kumar, who denied any relationship between the two deceased, claimed that the two had a fight on the same issue earlier in the day as well and that she had even discussed it with her mother. Her colleagues, who had also come to the hospital, confirmed that she appeared upset because of the fight and his repeated allegations and had mentioned it to them at the hospital.

“She left the hospital in a tense mood and went home where he raised the issue yet again. There, she had an argument with him and he drove her out of the house,” said the colleague who did not wish to be named.

Kumar claimed that her husband did not make any effort to find her.

“He claimed on the family WhatsApp group that she had eloped with Suresh. He also shared a picture of them together, cropped from a group photo in the family album. It was edited in a manner that only those two appeared to be in the frame. He went on to make all kinds of claims about their relations,” said Kumar.

Kumar said that the husband also made the claims about her alleged extramarital affair in a missing complaint he filed on October 20, the same day she and Suresh checked into the hotel. On their presence in the hotel together, Kumar said it was a conspiracy that needed to be probed.

DCP (west) Vijay Kumar confirmed that the husband’s claims were made in the missing person complaint filed by her husband.

The woman, who had been married for the past five years and had a four-year-old son, had been working as a nurse for six years.

Her husband’s cousin, K Suresh, would occasionally visit them and hence they knew each other but the husband had always viewed them with suspicion, Kumar added.

The postmortem would now be conducted on Monday, said police.

First Published: Oct 23, 2017 00:09 IST