Gurugram quadruple murders: My sister main target, faced dowry harassment since 2011 wedding, says victim’s brother | Gurgaon News – Times of India


GURUGRAM: The August 24 machete attack inside a Rajendra Park house that ended in four murders had only one target, Sunita, and the others were killed because they had witnessed the crime, alleged a complaint filed with police on Saturday by her brother.
Sunita (32) was the daughter-in-law of the main accused in the murders, 65-year-old property dealer and former Armyman Rao Rai Singh, and was the first to be hacked down with the machete, according to police.
The three others killed were Singh’s tenants living on the floor above them – Krishan and Anamika Tiwari and their nine-year-old daughter. Their younger daughter (6) is the attack’s lone survivor.
In his complaint, Ashok Kumar alleged a conspiracy by Sunita’s in-laws to kill her to usurp a plot in Mahendergarh that their father had gifted to her at the time of her wedding. Sunita married Singh’s son Anand Yadav in November 2011 and the marriage, according to Kumar, was solemnised only after the land was transferred in Sunita’s name.
Kumar claimed Singh’s family had been pressuring Sunita constantly for dowry and her marital life had never been peaceful.
“My father gifted an acre of land to my sister at the time of her marriage. The value of the land is around Rs 1 crore. The Singh family has been eyeing this land. They wanted us to sell the land and give them the money,” alleged Kumar.
He claimed Sunita had been subjected to harassment and physical abuse and had been dragged out of the house by the in-laws on multiple occasions.
Because of this, Sunita lived in their parental house in Mahendragarh for four years after the marriage, during which she completed a nursing course, Kumar claimed. Sunita had been working as a staff nurse with a hospital in Gurgaon till last year.
“She was not allowed to talk on the phone. It was only in the presence of her in-laws that she could call us,” Ashok said, adding the marital dispute had spilled out of the household, and on two occasions, panchayat meetings had to be called at their village (Kinani) in Mahendergarh.
Each time, he claimed, Singh apologised before the panchayat to settle the issue, but the harassment of Sunita never stopped.
Kumar has sought a probe into Anand’s role as well as two other family members. Other than Singh, police have taken into custody his wife Bimlesh for allegedly accompanying him during the killings. Police have questioned Anand, but he has not been named in the FIR.
Anand wasn’t home at the time of the incident, according to information available so far. He had left for Khatushyam in Rajasthan the evening before the murders.
Singh, who surrendered at Rajendra Park police station after the murders, is believed to have told the police Sunita and Krishan were having an affair and he had seen them together a couple of times.
Kumar alleged this was fiction to cover up the real motive.
He insisted his sister was the only target and the Tiwaris were attacked because they had come down to check on hearing her scream and had witnessed the crime.
Sunita’s eight-year-old daughter, who was in the house at the time of the murders and is a key witness, has been under the care of Kumar in the Mahendergarh house since the killings.
She had earlier this week told TOI she was asleep in her grandparents’ room, which shares a wall with her parents’ room, when she heard a loud scream in the middle of the night and woke up.
She said Bimlesh had told her the scream was from somewhere in the neighbourhood and put her back to sleep.
The child remained in the room, which was locked from outside, and recalled cops opening the door the next morning.
Police have not, so far, filed a separate FIR based on Kumar’s complaint. The investigation, sources said, is focused on analysing call record details of the victims and the accused and collecting other technical evidence.
“We are investigating all possible aspects of the case,” said ACP (Udyog Vihar) Rajiv Kumar Yadav.
Kumar’s is the second complaint in the case.
The first was filed by Krishan’s brother-in-law Ashwani Mishra, on whose basis the FIR was filed against Singh under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and sections of the Arms Act at Rajendra Park police station. Section 34 (common intention) was added later as Bimlesh was arrested.

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