National kabaddi player Rohit Chillar’s wife committed suicide by hanging herself at her home on Tuesday. According to the police, 27-year old Lalita took the step due to her strained relationship with her husband and in-laws. In a latest development to the case, Rohit’s father has now surrendered to the police while Rohit was arrested on Thursday night.
During investigation, it was found that Rohit’s father Vijay Singh, had worked in the Delhi Police as a sub-inspector and was dismissed from his service, police said. 27-year-old Lalita had left behind a two-hour long audio message and a 25-minute long video in which she claimed that her in-laws “harrased” her for minor issues.
“In the video and audio messages she left behind on her phone, she said that her in-laws were quite conservative and would often taunt her for her “modern” outlook and things like ‘pallu’ falling from her head and other minor things. She also said that while Rohit was away in Mumbai, they kept her in Delhi,” the officer said. In her suicide note and messages, she alleged that on October 15, Rohit told her that if she “goes away” from his life, he would be very happy. He dropped her halfway to her home and left, she alleged. She said the act of Rohit was traumatic for her, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vijay Kumar said, “There were several instances where the victim had alleged that she was beaten up by the father-in-law and her husband. In fact, three days after her marriage, she was beaten up by her father-in-law and later by her husband too. As per the recording, it seems that the reasons for the beating were dowry and her different lifestyle compared to the accused family.”
Lalita’s father, Karan Singh, informed the police of the suicide. Chillar was in Mumbai when Lalita committed suicide.