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Anissia’s father alleged that he has been receiving threats from Anissia’s in-laws to withdraw the case.
On July 13, the Delhi-based air hostess, Anissia Batra, jumped off the terrace of her house after a heated argument with her husband, Mayank Singhvi.
Before her death, the air hostess had allegedly sent a message to her friend on WhatsApp, stating that she was locked up in a room by Singhvi. She had also asked her friend to inform the police of the same.
Notably, on June 27, Anissia’s father had filed a complaint with the police in which he had said that if anything happens to their daughter, Mayank would be responsible. The deceased woman’s mother also alleged in her complaint that Mayank had messaged and called her on July 13 and abused her.
Anissia’s family has also alleged that the police is trying to close the case treating it as a suicide, and is shielding Mayank because of his “contacts”.
On July 16, the Delhi Police arrested Singhvi and subsequently sent him to a 14-day judicial custody in the case.
A week later, the court granted interim protection from arrest to Batra’s in-laws and also sought a status report from the Delhi Police. On Thursday, the Delhi HC extended the interim protection granted to the in-laws.