A 32-year-old woman alleged that her husband, an IPS officer posted in Delhi, was regularly beating her "like animals" for past few years, on the pretext of dowry.
According to The Times of India, IPS officer Amit Nigam is currently posted as assistant commandant in sixth Nagaland Armed Police Battalion (NAP) and is deployed in Delhi.
Meerut Police at Nauchandi Police Station, on 17 May, registered an FIR when the victim, Namrata Singh, approached them with swollen eyes and face.
Nigam has been booked under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 323 (voluntary causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimation). Nigam and her parents were also slapped with sections of Dowry Prevention Act after Singh alleged that she was physically and mentally tortured for dowry.
Singh said that the last time she was physically abused was at their Gurugram residence, when she was "physically tortured for hours at a stretch."
"“After that, I left that home and came back to my parents in Meerut and decided to file a case.”" - Namrata Singh, victim
Taking note of the incident, the Uttar Pradesh DGP has asked Meerut Police to investigate the case and file a report, sources told The Times of India.
Namrata Singh and Amit Nigam got married in Meerut in 2015. She said that eight to 10 days after the wedding, her in-laws started demanding Rs 1 crore as dowry. "They started treating me like animals," she added.
“When Nigam was transferred to Dimapur in Nagaland, I accompanied him. But he also started beating me over dowry," she said. The complainant said that the situation got worse when she confronted Nigam over his "extramarital affairs".
"“When I returned home from work on 30 April, my husband brutally thrashed me with his belt till the point I fainted.”" - Namrata Singh, victim
Meerut SSP Nitin Tiwari told The Times of India, "FIR was filed soon after the victim approached us. There are grave charges against the accused who is an serving IPS officer. Our investigation has begun and law will take its course irrespective of who the offender is."
(With inputs from Times of India)
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