New Delhi, Jan 5: Delhi Police rushed to a high-end apartment in Dwarka after receiving an emergency call in the wee hours of Sunday (Jan 4, 2015) morning. The cops found a man lying with a cable wire wrapped around his throat inside his flat.
The man, who was a software engineer working with a multinational company in Noida, was dead when police entered his flat. The 32-year-old man has been identified as Amit Bachchan who used to stay with his mother Chandrakanta and wife Shivani.
While the cops found Shivani locked in a room with severe head injuries and stab wounds on her body, Amit's mother was found unconscious in an adjacent room.
According to initial proofs gathered at the flat, cops believe that Amit criticially injured his wife and then committed suicide. Amit and Shivani, who first met each other through a matrimony site, got married in Nov, 2014.
According to neighbours, the couple had a strained relationship and used to fight frequently. According to police, Amit returned home after a late night party on Saturday, Jan 3 and had an argument with Shivani.
Following their heated argument, Amit hit Shivani at head with some sharp-edged object, suspected the cops. Shivani, who works in a private company in Gurgaon, suffered severe head injuries.
Later, Amit hanged himself from the ceiling fan using the cable which later broke and the body fell down, police said. Additional DCP (southwest) Chinmoy Biswal was quoted as saying, "A police team reached the spot and found the eighth floor flat bolted from inside. We had to enter the house from a neighbour's balcony."
According to police, Shivani locked herself inside a room and threw a flower pot from the window of her room to garner attention but it went unnoticed. Later, her screams were heard by a security guard who made a PCR call. She could not make phone call as her mobile phone was in another room.
Police said, "We have not recovered any suicide note from the spot. There are no signs of forced entry in the house and prima facie it seems that Amit tried to kill his wife and then committed suicide."
"Shivani, who is out of danger now has told us that she was sleeping in another room when Amit attacked her," said the officer. Police is investigating the case under section 174 CrPc and looking into other angles as well. Crime and forensic teams have picked circumstantial evidence from the spot. Amit's body has been sent for postmortem, police said.