Ghaziabad, April 7: A day after 29-year-old Himanshi Kashyap, the daughter-in-law of BSP MP was found dead inside her home in Sanjay Nagar area of Ghaziabad, her husband was on Thursday, April 7 arrested over the charges of dowry harassment and five of his family members were also booked.
An FIR was filed against the lawmaker and his family members under anti-dowry law. Police swung into action after getting information from other sources and reached the Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital in Nehru Nagar, where a medico-legal memo confirmed that she was brought dead by family members.
Her husband Sagar initially told the police that she had committed suicide using his licensed pistol. Police teams reached the spot and collected evidence. No suicide note was recovered from the spot.
The firearm was also seized. Himanshi, the daughter of former BSP minister Hiralal Kashyap was married to Sagar three years ago and the couple have a one-year-old son.
On Late Wednesday night, Kavi Nagar SHO Ashok Shishodia said an FIR under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 304B (death of a woman caused by burns or bodily injuries) of IPC and sections 3 and 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act has been lodged against Narendra Kashyap, his wife Devendri Devi, son Sagar (husband of Himanshi), daughters Shobha and Sarita and Sagar's younger brother Siddharth.
Shishodia said that Hariom Kashyap, Himanshi's uncle in his complaint, alleged that Narendra Kashyap's family members used to torture the girl for not bringing enough dowry.
Himanshi was pressuried to bring Fortuner SUV
They always insisted on her to bring a Fortuner SUV from her parents.
Last time when she had gone to her parents home, she complained of in-laws and her husbands rude behavior and persistent harassment.
Himanshi's father threatens to coomit suicide
Himanshi's father and former state minister Hira Lal Kashyap threatened that if the BSP parliamentarian was not arrested, he would commit suicide in front of parliament.
He said he would seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding justice for his daughter.
Meanwhile, Narendra Kashyap and Devendri complained of chest pain and were admitted at ICU of Yashoda Hospital, Dr P N Arora, Managing Director of the Hospital said.
(With agency inputs)