Kabaddi player’s wife commits suicide over dowry harassment
A 28-year-old woman, wife of a national-level kabaddi player, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her parents house in West Delhi’s Nangloi area on Monday evening, police said on Tuesday.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Lalita. Family members of Lalita alleged that she took the extreme step as she was depressed about the ill-treatment meted out to her by her husband, Rohit Chillar, who is a kabaddi player with the Bangalore Bulls team of Pro Kabaddi League and his parents. They said that she left behind a suicide note in which it is mentioned how Rohit and his family used to verbally and mentally harass her for dowry. Police, meanwhile, said that they have initiated a case under Section 174 of the CrPC (Inquest Proceedings).
The incident came to light at around 7.30 pm on Monday when Lalita’s father, who was sitting with his wife on the ground floor went upstairs to call on Lalita. Lalita had been living with her parents for since last fortnight, alleged a relative.
Sushil Malik, Lalita’s brother-in-law said: “Lalita went to the first floor, saying that she will clean the room as Diwali was round the corner. Some time passed. When she did not come back, my father-in-law, Karan Singh went upstairs. Since the door was locked from inside, he somehow managed to open the door and found Lalita hanging from the ceiling fan.”
She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead.
Sources said that before joining as a national level kabaddi player, Rohit was enrolled in the Indian Navy. He got into the armed forces through sports quota.
Another relative added: “Lalita got married to Rohit on March 11 this year. Since the very first day, he and his entire family has been harassing Lalita for dowry. Despite giving them a car, they persisted on more gifts. Moreover, it was only after Rohit’s marriage with Lalita that his luck shone and he became a known name.”
Rohit’s father, Vijay Chillar, is alleged to be suspended from the Delhi Police where he was serving in the rank of a Sub-Inspector. Lalita’s father is a retired employee of the Delhi Transport Corporation and her mother is a housewife.
Police said that based on the suicide letter and statement of Lalita’s mother, they have registered a case under Section 498A(Husband or relative of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 304B (dowry death) of the Indian Penal Code against Rohit at the Nangloi police station.
Police further said that since Rohit is living in Mumbai, they have called him and his family for questioning. Following which, further course of action will be taken, added police.