Lufthansa air hostess got to know about husband’s divorce a month ago, says police

The 39-year-old air hostess who allegedly committed suicide in South Delhi’s Panchsheel park recently found out about husband’s first marriage and was really upset about this fact. Annisia Batra got to know that her husband got divorced about a month before. They got married on February 23, 2016.

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“He had not told her about his first marriage. After she found out about his earlier relationship, she was quite hurt. It is suspected that they must have had arguments over it,” a senior official privy to the probe was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Annisia’s mother, Neelam batra also told that she and her husband also didn’t know about Mayank being a divorcee. The girl’s parents also said that teh boy started beating their daughter from the second day of the marriage. He used to physically abuse her for ‘dowry’. They also said Anissia sold a flat in South Delhi’s Vasant Vihar for Rs 1.2 crore in February and it was a point of friction with her husband.

Singhvi was arrested on Monday and was presented in the court on Tuesday after which he was sent to 14-days judicial custody. “We will apply for his custody after recording the statements of witnesses,” the official added.

A family friend of the victim said the police informed them about Singhvi’s court hearing half an hour before her cremation. “The cremation was planned for 12 pm today (Tuesday). The police were aware of it. We were told that the hearing would take place at 2 pm but at 11:30 am we were informed that the hearing was rescheduled for 12 pm. This is unacceptable and inhuman on the part of the police,” said the friend who did not wish to be named. On this police said that it was the duty of the investigating officer to inform the family and friends of Annisia.

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The friend also claimed that Annisia’s brother didn’t even got a chance to say goodbye to her sister. Her family said: “Singhvi’s family have used influence. We need media support. His parents should also be arrested because they have constantly instigated fights between them,” they alleged.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya said Singhvi’s parents have been granted exemption from joining the probe by the court till July 20 on personal grounds. They would be questioned after that, he said.

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