In a major development in Ayesha’s suicide case, his husband Arif has been arrested by Ahmedabad Police on Monday night, according to media reports.
He has been booked for abetment to suicide, police said on Monday, and will be brought in the court today.
Ayesha Banu, a resident of Almina Park in Vatva of Ahmedabad, had recorded a video message and then jumped into the Sabarmati river on the afternoon of February 25, allegedly due to facing harassment by her husband whom she had married in 2018. A case of abetment to suicide has been lodged against Khan.
According to the FIR lodged by her father Liyakatali Makrani at Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station a day later, Ayesha’s husband Arif Babukhan inflicted mental torture on her and told her “die if you want to, and send me a video”.
Media reports state that Ayesha’s father had paid Rs 1.5 lakh as dowry to Aarif on January 26, 2020. Even in 2019, an FIR was lodged against Aarif and his parents at Vatva police station for domestic violence after Ayesha had alleged that she was beaten up at her in-laws’ residence in Jalore over the issue.
Ayesha dialed her parents before jumping into the Sabarmati river. When her father asked where she is, she said he is just coming home, Her father asked her where she is again, she said she is standing near the river and she wants to jump.
Her parents kept consoling her before the line getting disconnected.