The body of the victim, who was missing from May 3, was fished out from near near Dakshineswar Ghat in river Hooghly on May 4. Her parents identified the body on Friday morning.
The police detained the victim’s husband.
Police said the victim Rakshya Singh was married to a central government employee Sanjay Singh, a resident of Rashbari at Bally in Howrah, three years ago. The victim was originally from Benaras and her parents also used to stay there.
On May 3 early morning her in-laws found that she was missing. They had searched at different places but couldn’t find her out. Later they found a suicide note in her bed room. Sources said that she had mentioned of mental torture for the past few months by her in-laws in the suicide note.
She had also requested to take care of her 2-year-old son Kuldip Singh in the suicide note.
Her husband had informed the victim’s parents and they reached Howrah on Thursday evening. Her mother Lakshmi Verma along with her brother went to Bally police station and lodged a missing compliant.
The police initiated a search for the victim. They had gone through footages of all the surveillance cameras installed in the area and traffic signals but didn’t find her out.
In the meantime, her body was found at Dakshineswar Ghat across the river on May 4. Policemen from Belgharia police station in North 24-Parganas kept the body as it was unidentified and contacted all nearby police stations.
The police officers from Bally police station took the victim’s brother to Belgharia, where he identified the body.
Being the assistant manager of the branch of a nationalised bank situated on Brabourne Road, she used to take a bus from near her in-law’s house at Bally to reach her office. “But there was no scope of thinking that she had left for office so early then why the missing complaint was not lodged?” the question was raised by the victim’s parents adding that her mobile phone was also left behind in her room.
Her mother said: “Rakshya used to work in a nationalised bank in Benaras. She had to quit the job after failing to secure a transfer when her marriage was fixed in Howrah. Being immensely talented, she had once again bagged a job as assistant manager in another nationalised bank in Kolkata after her marriage.”