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Navin Nischol held in wife's suicide case

The veteran Hindi cinema actor was arrested for 'abetting the suicide by his wife Geetanjali last week'.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 03:12 IST

Veteran Hindi cinema actor Navin Nischol was on Friday arrested on the charge abetting the suicide by his wife Geetanjali here last week.

Navin's brother Praveen was also arrested on the same charge, police sources here said.

Geetanjali Nischol, who hung herself at her house in Mahim of central Mumbai on Saturday night, had held Navin and his elder brother Praveen responsible for her decision to end life, the sources said.

The arrest of Navin followed his questioning by police for three hours at the Mahim police station in the day on Friday.

Navin replied to queries of investigating officials about his reported strained relationship with Geetanjali over the past few months, the sources said.

Navin, they said, had also issued a notice to his wife some time back seeking an amicable divorce.

A suicide note left by Geetanjali alleged Navin had turned alcoholic and did not heed to her requests to give up drinking. Praveen had supported his brother on the issue, the lady had said.