14 days judicial custody for 'gay' husband of AIIMS doc who killed self
A Delhi court on Monday remanded to 14-day judicial custody the husband of a 31-year-old woman doctor of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) who allegedly committed suicide due to "immense" mental torture caused by his sexual orientation.
34-year-old dermatologist Kamal Vedi was produced by the Delhi Police before a metropolitan magistrate who sent him to judicial custody till May 4.
Kamal was arrested on Sunday from his residence in AIIMS quarters in south Delhi after his wife, Priya Vedi, an anaesthetist at AIIMS, was found dead with her wrist slit at a hotel in Paharganj in Central Delhi where she had checked-in after a fight with her husband.
According to the police, the couple got married five years ago and soon after the marriage, Priya came to know that her husband was a "gay".
However, in the suicide note she had claimed that she had "accepted it" and was ready to live with it but subsequent torture by her husband led her to take the extreme step, it said.
It said a detailed suicide note was found on the spot and a similar Facebook post made by the woman revealed that her husband's sexual orientation led to sour relationship between the doctor couple.
Kamal has been booked under sections 498A (cruelty) and 304B (dowry death) of IPC.
Police had received a complaint from the doctor on the evening of April 18 that her wife is missing since morning.
It was also being alleged that she was hiding somewhere near Nabi Karim area in central Delhi and a police search was carried out in several hotels.