According to Ruchi's relatives, both Meera and Ruchi quarrelled before marriage and the matter took such a serious turn that it finally reached to Sarojini Nagar police station, though no formal complaint was filed.
“She had taken dozens of sleeping pills after she had a tiff with Sumit on June 28, two days before her birthday. Instead of taking her to a hospital, her husband got her treated at home to avoid police action," said Rakesh Behal, uncle of the deceased.
Sumit had allegedly told Ruchi on her birthday on June 30 that he wanted divorce. According to sources, Ruchi had called up her mother and brother begged them to take her back home about an hour before hanging, but she did not receive any affirmative response. It is believed that after receiving a cold response from her maternal side, she might have firmly made up her mind to take such a disastrous step.
At about 3 am, she was rushed to Uma Sanjeevani hospital in DLF Phase 2 and was further referred to Max Hospital in Sushant Lok. Dr AP Singh of Uma Sanjeevani hospital said that the relatives moved her immediately as they did not want to get her treated here.
Ruchi's diary revealed the extreme torture meted out to her by Sumit. Sumit presently is under police custody. “We are investigating all the facts. We will verify every detail before taking any action," commissioner of police SS Deswal said.