Bhumi Desai suicide case: RJ Kunal demanded Rs 25 lakh dowry, taunted wife for previous marriage

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Ahmedabad, Jan 29: A week after popular RJ Kunal Desai's wife Bhumi jumped to her death from 10-storey residential building, a sensational revelation has come to the light.

On Wednesday, Jan 27, Radio Mirchi RJ Kunal (30) surrendered himself to the police, after he was booked for abatement to suicide of his newly-wedded wife. [After returning from honeymoon, popular Radio Jockey's wife commits suicide]

RJ Kunal with his wife Bhumi Desai

According to media reports, 28-year-old Bhumi's parents have alleged that Kunal provoked their daughter to commit suicide, as he had been harassing her for Rs 25 lakh dowry, to purchase a property in Ahemdabad.

Her parents also claimed that Kunal physically abused Bhumi on Jan 16, during their honeymoon to Bangkok and also taunted her for her previous marriage, that didn't work. The couple had flown to Bangkok on Jan 13 and returned on Jan 18.

As per a report published in Ahmedabad Mirror, Kunal had borrowed Rs 30,000 from Bhumi's father, in order to buy a surprise gift for her on her birthday on Jan 14.

After returning from Thailand, Bhumi had reportedly stopped living at her husband's place and was staying with her parents.

On the basis of her parents' complaint, the police on Wednesday booked Kunal and his parents under IPC sections 306 (Abetment of suicide), 498(c) (domestic violence), 114 (Abettor present when offence is committed), and sections 3 (giving or taking or abetting the giving or taking of dowry) and 7 (Cognizance of offences) of the Dowry Act.

However, Kunal's friends maintain that Kunal was a loving husband and a caring son-in-law, who even took Bhumi's parents to Mount Abu in Rajasthan in Jan first week. Couple also went to Maldives, before heading to Bangkok.

In Jan 2015, during a contest in a radio show hosted by RJ Kunal, Bhumi had won a trip to Dubai. Both met in Dubai for the first time and fell in love, after which they got married on Nov 24, 2015.

Soon after their marriage, the differences cropped up between the duo, that eventually drove Bhumi to take the extreme step of ending her life.

RJ Kunal & Bhumi's wedding pic

On Jan 21, Bhumi had sent an SMS to Mitesh Soni, her former colleague, around 2 pm, stating that she is going to commit suicide at Sachin Tower near Shyamal Crossroad and then she jumped off the terrace at around 2.30 pm."

After learning about the incident, Mitesh, alongwith Bhumi's family members, rushed to the spot.

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