Gurgaon Ruchi Suicide Case: Husband, Meera Chopra, Booked For Her Death

Gurgaon, Jul 7: A day after 28-year-old Ruchi Bhutan was found hanging at her in-laws DLF Phase-II residence, the Gurgaon Police registered a case in which they have named Ruchi's husband Sumit Bhutan and his
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PTI 07 Jul 2011, 21:33:38 PM IST

Gurgaon, Jul 7: A day after 28-year-old Ruchi Bhutan was found hanging at her in-laws DLF Phase-II residence, the Gurgaon Police registered a case in which they have named Ruchi's husband Sumit Bhutan and his female friend Meera Chopra, a model. 

Sumit Bhutan has been sent into 14-days judicial custody for further interrogation.

Ruchi's family members are alleging foul play and have accused her in-laws of killing her. Investigators on Wednesday received a personal diary of Ruchika from her maternal aunty. 

The diary, written by Ruchi in 2007, speaks about the torture and mental harassment she was receiving from her husband an year after their marriage.

Ruchi has mentioned in her diary that her husband Sumit had an affair with a model Meera Chopra and he wanted to marry her. 

Ruchi's family alleges that even prior to his marriage, Sumit had an affair with Meera Chopra and he regularly pressurized her to divorce him. 

Shefali, younger sister of Ruchi, said that they have provided the dairy to police to prove that she was murdered by her husband and in-laws who were torturing her both physically and mentally. 

Says Shefali: “It's a hand written diary of my sister in which she has narrated the entire harassment she was facing while living in that house. 

"In one of the pages, she has written about an incident in which Sumit had assaulted her physically just because she was against his relationship with Meera Chopra. 

"Sumit used to torture her because he believed that it was just because of her he was not able to marry Meera Chopra. He had been forcing her for divorce.”

Ruchi's mother Kiran Bhutan  said, “We have learnt that Sumit was in relationship with Meera before he married Ruchi.”

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