Did failed relationship lead to IAF officer's suicide?


Anjali Gupta
Bhopal, Sept 13: Monday saw the death of Anjali Gupta, the first Indian Air Force woman to be court martialled in the country. But it has emerged that Gupta committed the extreme step not because of the court martial insult, but due to a failed relationship. She was the first woman flying officer at the IAF.  

Anjali was found hanging in the residence of Group Captain Amit Gupta on Monday, and reports suggest that she was in a relationship with another IAF officer. After the insulting court martial, Anjali was working in a private firm in Bengaluru. She stopped over to visit Amit Gupta at Bhopal on Sept 7 where she took the extreme step to commit suicide.

The City Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Bhadoria has been quoted as saying, "The parents of Anjali Gupta have alleged that Amit had promised Anjali marriage since long and on his refusal, she committed suicide. The family alleged that Amit had always convinced Anjali that he would divorce his wife and marry her. According to them, Anjali had visited Amit's home several times."

Bhadoria added that Anjali's mother, Uma Gupta was aware of the marriage proposition and had written to the IAF authorities on Amit's denial of marriage in spite of earlier promises. The police have registered a case against Amit under Sec 306 of the IPC and he will be interrogated on the same.

The post mortem of Anjali is yet to be carried out and her body is presently at the Hamidia Hospital. Anjali was court martialled on charges of embezzlement of funds, indiscipline and insubordination and citing this, was striped of her rank and discharged from duty. She was also accused of displaying 'conduct unbecoming of an officer'.

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