In front of the camera, an Agra woman beaten by her husband, hands tied, thrown out of a building
A 30-year-old woman died after being thrown from the fourth-floor balcony of her home by her husband and four other people in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.
According to police, the woman identified as Ritika Singh was living in a house in the Tajganj police station area with a friend she allegedly met on Facebook, after separating from her husband.
Police arrested three people, including the woman’s husband, Akash Gautam, and sentenced them under Sections 302 (murder) and 34 (act committed by several persons with common intent) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that a married woman identified as Ritika Singh was living with her friend Vipul Agrawal whom she met on Facebook, in an apartment in Nagla Mewati below Tajganj police station boundaries. The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Friday,” Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP), Agra, Sudhir Kumar Singh said.
Ritika was a resident of Ghaziabad and married Akash Gautam, a resident of Firozabad, in 2014 and separated in 2018, the police chief said.
“On Friday, Akash Gautam, Ritika Singh’s husband came to the apartment with two women and two men. There they argued with Ritika and Vipul Agrawal and then assaulted them both as Vipul informed Agrawal to the police,” he added. says SSP.
According to the complaint filed by Mr Agrawal, the accused tied his hands and locked him in the bathroom of the apartment.
He said the defendant also tied Ritika’s hands before throwing her off the balcony of the apartment, police said.
Mr Agrawal escaped shouting for help from the bathroom window and attracting the attention of neighbours, police said.
“A case has been registered against five people under Articles 302 and 34 of the ICC at Tajganj police station in Agra. Three people were arrested, while two others fled,” the superintendent of the police told PTI. Police (SP City) Vikas Kumar.
The SSP said police had obtained the CCTV footage of the incident and were collecting further CCTV footage from the flat.
“We will also recreate the crime scene and, if necessary, seek assistance from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL),” Sudhir Singh said.
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