National Kabaddi player Rohit Kumar Chillar was arrested on Friday over his wife Lalita Dabas’ suicide. Lalita accused Rohit and her in-laws for harassment.
Joint commissioner of police (South West) in Delhi, Dependra Pathak said that Delhi police arrested him at noon. According to a senior police officer, his father Vijay Singh also surrendered at noon at the Nangloi police station. The officer said that Vijay was a sub-inspector at the Delhi police.
On 17th October, 27 years old Lalita committed suicide in her apartment. Her father found her hanging in the evening. She left a suicide note with audio and video clips where she accused her in-laws and husband that they tortured her for dowry and Rohit told her to go away from his life.
In the note she alleged, “I’m not strong enough to survive this, I have decided to quit.” The audio was two hours long and it was for her husband.
Lalita in her suicide note said that she was forced to live alone. “Lalita said in the note that she was asked by her husband to leave him for his happiness, so she took this step,”said a senior police officer.
After Lalita’s suicide his parents escaped from their Kanjhawla home. Delhi police registered a case against Rohit and his parents. Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) stated that a team has been sent Mumbai to investigate Rohit and his parents will be tracked soon.
The pro-Kabaddi player posted his own video in facebook in which he denied the accusation with tear in his eyes. He recorded, “I can’t imagine she is gone…I couldn’t even see her for the last time. I played for the country, never harmed anybody…”
In the video he said that he didn’t believe that his wife can say like this and his father-in-law also knew that he never asked for dowry.
“I am alive only to prove my innocence. I never did anything wrong…When I get justice, I will go to (my wife).”
But Lalita’s father claimed that her daughter’s in-laws demanded a SUV after they gifted a Sedan in the marriage.
This was Lalita’s second marriage and she married with Rohit in March. The “Bengaluru Bulls” player joined navy in 2009 and was posted in Bengaluru.