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Delhi flight attendant suicide: Parents-in-law move SC; court says 'very serious matter, can’t just brush it aside'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 04 Oct 2018, 12:19:53 PM
Delhi flight attendant suicide: Parents-in-law move SC; court says 'very serious matter, can’t just brush it aside'

New Delhi:

The parents-in-law of flight attendant Anissia Batra have moved the Supreme Court on Thursday against Delhi High Court’s order denying them anticipatory bail in connection with the suicide of their daughter-in-law in July. The Supreme court said that it is a very serious matter, can’t just brush it aside. The apex court said there's evidence with the police that shows cruelty against Anissia. The matter is to be heard after 10 days.

Anissia, a flight attendant with German airlines Lufthansa, had allegedly jumped of the terrace of her Panchsheel Park on July 13. The police had registered a case of dowry death against her husband Mayank Singhvi and his parents in connection with the incident. 

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Anissia’s family had alleged that her husband used to physically abuse her and often demand money from her. The family have claimed before the trial court that it was not a suicide, but murder. In the FIR, Anissia’s mother Nillum had also mentioned the names of Mayank’s parents as well.

On the other hand, Mayank's parents have sought anticipatory bail claiming that they had no role in the matter and any dispute between their son and daughter-in-law was their internal matter.

In August, the CBI had taken over the investigation. Mayank, who was married to Anissia for over two years, was arrested on July 16.Before jumping off the terrace, she had sent a message to her husband that she would kill herself, police had said earlier.

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Mayank, a software engineer in Gurugram, had told the police that they had regular fights due to "compatibility issues". They had an argument on the day of incident as well, following which she jumped from the terrace, the police had said.

The victim's family had also given a complaint to police on June 27 saying that if anything happens to their daughter, Mayank would be responsible, the police had said. 

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First Published : 04 Oct 2018, 12:17:57 PM