Aspiring model found dead, husband held

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A 25-year-old married woman, who was an aspiring model, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her house here, police said on Sunday. Her husband has been arrested after it was alleged that he used to torture her.

Priyanka Kapoor was found dead late Friday at her residence in south Delhi’s Defence Colony area. She was married to Nitin Chawala who runs a restaurant, police said.

“At about 12.30 a.m. on March 25 we got information that a woman was not responding from her room, bolted from inside, at her flat in Defence Colony area. Police along with fire brigade staff reached the place and broke open the door in the presence of Priyanka’s mother and her husband.

“In the room Priyanka was found hanging from the ceiling fan. She was taken to AIIMS where doctors declared her dead,” the police officer said.

A sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) enquiry has been initiated in the matter. On the statement of Priyanka’s sister Dimpi Kapoor, a case under the Dowry Prohibition Act was registered against her husband who was later arrested, the police officer said.

In her statement, Dimpi alleged that Chawala used to torture beat and harass Priyanka for dowry.

“Police also found a note believed to have been written by the woman before her death. Similar types of allegations were also made in the letter recovered from the spot,” the police officer said.

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