Delhi Air Hostess Allegedly Jumps Off Terrace, Dies; Family Says Murder
A 32-year-old flight attendant allegedly jumped off the terrace of her home in south Delhi's Panchsheel Park on Friday. Her husband told the police that he had got a message from her saying she was going to take the extreme step and by the time he reached the terrace, she had already leapt off.
He rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead, the police said.
Anissia Batra worked with Lufthansa Airlines. Her family alleges she was being harassed and the torture began the day she got married to Mayank Singhvi two years ago. They claimed Mayank was an alcoholic and often beat her up and demanded money.
A case has been registered and her family members are being questioned, police said.
Karan Batra, Anissia's brother who stays in Bengaluru, alleges Mayank and his parents were constantly torturing her.
"We were aware of it. Last month, my parents had to come from Chandigarh. Mayank even hit my mother. My father, who served in the Army for over four decades, filed a complaint on June 27. They had to go back because of my mother's medical condition," Mr Batra told news agency ANI.
If the husband tortures her and if she is physically harmed, these three people - Mayank and his parents -- should be held responsible, Major Gen RS Batra had written in his complaint.
On Friday, Karan Batra added, "My sister messaged us to call the police. She said Mayank had locked her in a room. '...because of him my life is going to go, please don't leave him,' she wrote. We don't know if he pushed her or she jumped, but we have been trying to get them arrested and police aren't helping."
The police say they have sealed the area and locked their room, but Mayank went there last night, he has a spare key... they have removed all the evidence, Karan Batra alleged.
"Nobody from his family called us. Mayank has deleted all his social media accounts. Her post-mortem today was to be video graphed. When we went to AIIMS, the police in charge assured us it was being done, but the doctors told us otherwise. The cops aren't doing anything. The station house officer (SHO) isn't listening to us," Karan told ANI.
(With inputs from ANI)