Nitin Chawla, the husband of 25-year-old model Priyanka Kapoor who committed suicide on 27 March has allegedly admitted to beating up his wife because he could not handle her extravagant lifestyle choices.
Kapoor, who committed suicide on Friday a month after her marriage to Chawla by hanging herself from a ceiling fan, left two suicide notes blaming her husband. She also wrote about the beatings she would receive from him regularly. "Nitin wanted me to leave his house, so I am leaving the world," she wrote in one of her notes.
An updated report has shown that Chawla who was also charged with rape in the past, has told the police that he started beating Kapoor after she ignored his repeated requests to change her drinking habit and stop late hours outside the house. Last year, she was allegedly found unconscious by the police in a five-star hotel in the Capital, after suspected drug overdose.
Chawla has claimed that Kapoor refused to accept his ten-year-old son (from his first marriage) who was living with them. Chawla was apparently insecure about a friend of Kapoor’s whom she knew before marriage and travelled to Egypt with.
Chawla and Kapoor’s troubled marriage took a turn for the worse after she discovered that a model in Mumbai had filed a rape case against Chawla in April 2014 after discovering he was married. “Nitin was reportedly living with the model and had developed intimate relations with her, promising marriage… He was arrested, but later released on bail,” an investigator said.
A case has been registered against Chawla under Section 115 (abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life) , 498A (husband or relative… subjecting her to cruelty), 304B (where death is caused by any burns or bodily injury or occurs otherwise) and 34 (common intention).
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