Trial begins against Kanda in Geetika suicide case
A fast track court on Monday commenced trial in the suicide case of a former air hostess in which former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda is the main accused.india Updated: May 28, 2013 00:37 IST
A fast track court on Monday commenced trial in the suicide case of a former air hostess in which former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda is the main accused.
Kanda is facing trial for alleged rape, unnatural offence and abetting suicide of the air hostess who had worked in his company.
His aide Aruna Chadha is an accused and has been charged with abetting the offences of rape, unnatural sex and the victim’s suicide.
Eight formal witnesses were examined before additional sessions judge M C Gupta. They included police personnel and also the doctor who had conducted post-mortem of the victim.
The matter is now fixed for the next hearing on July 22.
Both the accused have been charged with forgery for cheating and harming the reputation of the victim.
Chadha had moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of charges against her.
The court has summoned the record of the trial court for May 29.
The 23-year-old air hostess, who was earlier employed with Kanda’s MDLR airlines, was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in North West Delhi. In her August 4 suicide note, she had said she was ending her life due to “harassment” by Kanda and Chadha.
The police had in its chargesheet said Kanda was obsessed with the victim and was putting pressure on her to come back to his company.
Exactly a year later, Geetika’s mother also committed suicide in her residence. She too like her daughter blamed Kanda and his aide in her suicide note.
First Published: May 27, 2013 21:37 IST