Flight attendant's death: Delhi-HC seeks police response

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18 Dec 2018

Anissia Batra's death: Delhi HC seeks police response

The Delhi High Court today sought police's response on a bail plea of the husband of a flight attendant, who allegedly committed suicide in July this year.

Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice to the Delhi Police and asked it to file a status report in the matter.

The court listed the matter for further hearing on January 14.

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Anissia jumped from the terrace of her house in July

Anissia (39), who was married to Mayank Singhvi for two years, worked with a German airline. She allegedly jumped from the terrace of her house in Panchsheel Park, South Delhi on July 13. Mayank rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead.

Reason

Mayank sought bail, he's been in custody since July

Mayank sought bail, he's been in custody since July

Mayank was arrested on July 16.

He sought bail saying he has been in custody for six months.

The court also took on record a portion of a transcript of WhatsApp conversations between Mayank and his mother-in-law, which was placed before it by the man's counsel.

The High Court had, on November 20, granted bail to the parents of Mayank.

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Allegations

Anissia's death not suicide but murder, alleges her family

The HC granted bail to the elderly couple saying they were primarily accused of instigating their son against Anissia, not for demanding dowry.

Anissia's family alleged that her husband physically abused her and often demanded money and claimed her death wasn't suicide but murder.

Before jumping off the terrace, Anissia sent a message to Mayank that she would kill herself, the police had said.

Police complaint

The couple had an argument on the day of incident

The couple had an argument on the day of incident

Mayank, a software engineer in Gurugram, told police that they had regular fights due to "compatibility issues".

They had an argument on the day of the incident as well, following which she jumped from the terrace, police said.

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

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