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Injuries on BSP MP's domestic help's body could be fatal: Autopsy

Injuries on BSP MP's domestic help's body could be fatal: Autopsy

Police said the MP's wife beat and tortured her maid Rakhi, 35, and Rampal, 17, for days.

New Delhi: The autopsy of the maid found dead at Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh's residence has come out on Friday. The autopsy concluded that injuries to her could have been fatal - consistent with witness' statements that said Singh's wife Jagriti tortured the maid.

Singh and his wife were in police custody following the murder of their maid. While Dhananjay has been arrested and booked for destroying evidence and violating provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, his wife has been charged with murder, attempt to murder and violating Juvenile Justice Act.

Police said the MP's wife beat and tortured her maid Rakhi, 35, and Rampal, 17, for days. The MP and his wife were arrested on Tuesday.

Jagriti is the second wife of Singh, whose first wife committed suicide in 2007. Jagriti is a senior resident doctor at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the heart of the city.

"During interrogation, she (Jagriti) broke down once. Now she is her normal self and talks with the police station staff. But the MP rarely speaks. When he does, it is mostly to senior officers," the source added.

Neither has shown any remorse, the sources said.

According to police, Jagriti beat up Rakhi and Rampal on Sunday night over a petty issue with an iron rod and sticks. She also used an iron press and horns of a dead animal while beating them. Both of them received grievous injuries.

Delhi Police received a call from the MP's 175, South Avenue house on Monday night, informing them about Rakhi's death. The information was given by the MP himself but he tried to mislead the investigators, police said.

(With additional information from IANS)

first published:November 08, 2013, 19:08 IST