A 25-year-old model was found dead at her house in South Delhi.Priyanka Kapoor, who had an event management company of her own, was found hanging with the ceiling fan in a room at house on Saturday. The room was locked from inside.Police found a two-page note believed to have been written by the woman before her death, a police official said.
She got married to businessman Nitin Chawala in January.He was arrested and is suspected of having put pressure on her to get her family to pay him a larger dowry.
In Mrs Chawla’s suicide note she said that he forbade her from meeting friends and would beat her if she disobeyed him.
She wrote that marrying Chawla ‘was the worst mistake of my life. The experience has been painful and I cannot take the beating any more’.
During questioning, Chawla, reportedly told officers he was insecure about her meeting people.
Priyanka’s sister, Dimpy said that the family did not particularly approve of the match at first but that they never saw his violent side.
‘We were never in favour of this marriage,’ said Dimpy. ‘Even Priyanka was not interested. But Nitin was crazy about her. He would come to our house every morning with cakes and flowers and ask my mother to let him see Priyanka. My mother was also against the marriage because he was 10 years older than her. But despite us being so rude to him, he would land up at our door every day without fail. ‘One day he came to our house and fell at my mother’s feet. He started crying and said that he would die he if did not marry Priyanka. He promised to keep her happy,’ Mrs Chawla’s sister added.
Dimpy added that when her sister saw how in love with her he claimed to be, she started to believe it.
‘He was so consistent. He took good care of her and her family. He never showed any violent streak which made her believe that he would keep her happy,’ she added.
Mrs Chawla was her new husband’s second wife. He had a young son and daughter from a previous marriage.