Kabaddi player held in dowry death case; father in jail

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) National-level Kabbadi player Rohit Chillar was arrested from Mumbai on Friday, three days after his wife Lalita committed suicide, Delhi Police said.

His father Vijay Singh, 51, a co-accused in the dowry death case, on Friday surrendered at the Nangloi police station here. A link magistrate later remanded Vijay Singh in judicial custody till November 4 as the police did not seek his custodial interrogation.

Vijay Singh, a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector, was dismissed from service, police told the court.

Chillar’s mother Sunita is still on the run, police said.

Rohit Chillar was arrested from Colaba in Mumbai where he works with the Indian Navy.

“We arrested Chillar from Mumbai. He will be presented in a court there for transit remand to bring him back to Delhi for interrogation. Lalita’s suicide note and audio clips prove that she was facing harassment,” Joint Commissioner of Police Deependra Pathak said.

A Delhi Police team went to Mumbai on Thursday and arrested Chillar from his staff quarters on Friday morning.

A notice was served on Chillar’s family on Thursday evening to join the police investigation but they absconded after locking their house.

Lalita, 27, was found hanging by a sash by her father Karan Singh on Monday evening in Delhi. She was staying alone while her in-laws stayed in Kanjhawala in north Delhi.

Her marriage to Chillar in March last year was her second.

She left a two-hour audio message and a suicide note in which she wrote: “I am not strong enough to survive this, I have decided to quit.”

A case of dowry death was registered against Chillar and his parents on a complaint of Karan Singh.

–IANS

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