Nov 7, 2013

BSP MP's Hotheaded Dentist Wife Allegedly Tortured Second Maid With Iron Press

BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was arrested for destruction of evidence while his wife Jagriti was charged with murder of their maid.
A day after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti was arrested for the murder of her domestic help Rakhi Bhadra, the police have found that the couple inflicted similar torture and physical abuse on another maid. However, to remove evidence and cover all the tracks after Rakhi's death, they sent 37-year-old Meena to the house of the MP's brother-in-law. The police on Wednesday traced Meena and admitted her to a hospital. "She had marks of iron press on her buttocks and injuries all over her body and head. We found her in a disoriented state. She could not sit or walk," said New Delhi's deputy commissioner of police SPS Tyagi.

Meena, who is from West Bengal, has been working at Jagriti's residence at South Avenue since November 2012. Jagriti, a dental surgeon at RML Hospital, has not shown any signs of remorse so far. She broke down once during her day-long interrogation, but said she hit her staff because they would not listen to her.

When asked why she did not admit Rakhi to hospital, Jagriti said she did not find the injuries fatal and thought of treating Rakhi herself. Dhananjay had filed for divorce from Jagriti a few months ago, allegedly on the grounds that he could not deal with her temper. She is reportedly undergoing treatment for anger management. The couple were remanded to five days' police custody by a Delhi court on Wednesday. Metropolitan Magistrate Dheeraj Mittal said their "alleged offences are of serious nature".