Delhi air hostess Anissia Batra suicide: Husband sent to judicial custody

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Delhi air hostess Anissia Batra suicide: Husband sent to judicial custody

Anissia's mother previously told the police that her husband had assaulted her daughter on the second of the couple's honeymoon

A Delhi court today sent Mayank Singhvi, the husband of a Delhi-based air hostess who committed suicide on July 13, to 14 days of judicial custody. Singhvi was arrested by the Delhi Police under charges related to dowry harassment on July 16 after cops grilled for around an hour.

The family of Anissia Batra, the 39-year-old air hostess who killed herself by jumping off the terrace of her Pacnhsheel Park home in New Delhi, has alleged that Singhvi used to regularly assault his wife and that he harassed her for dowry.

Anissia's mother previously told the police Singhvi had assaulted her daughter on the second day of the couple's honeymoon. The family had intervened to resolve the differences between the couple then.

Anissia's suicide came just days after her retired army officer father registered a 'precautionary' complaint with the Delhi Police in which he accused Mayank Singhvi of repeated domestic violence and said that if anything were to happen to his daughter, Mayank and his family would be responsible.

The Delhi Police is probing the allegations of domestic violence and dowry harassment. Mayank or his family have not publicly commented on the matter.

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