she would tell the police that he harassed her and tore her clothes
Police arrested a woman on Thursday, August 6, 2020, after it was discovered that she was responsible for an Indian businessman committing suicide.
The incident happened in Chhattisgarh.
The woman and two male accomplices had threatened to file a false molestation case against the man.
Police identified the deceased as 38-year-old steel businessman Anand Rathi. He was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his home in Ganjpara.
The three accused have subsequently been arrested for abetment to suicide.
The men were identified as Mahender Singh and Vicky Singh, both have a history of robbery and attempted murders.
The woman was identified as Juhita Chawda who has had previous cases of blackmailing and extorting men against her.
It was discovered that she implemented her boss in a false case before he paid her Rs. 50,000 (£510). After this, she planned to extort money from Mr Rathi.
Police explained that Chawda’s husband is already in prison for molesting a minor.
The matter took place on the night of July 28. The Indian businessman returned home after dropping his friends off.
He was standing outside his house when the three accused arrived in the area on a motorbike.
Police officer Rajesh Bagde revealed that they had been returning from Lalbaug Police Station where they had filed another bogus case.
Mr Rathi told them to ride safely. At that point, they started verbally abusing him and threatened to file an FIR against him.
Chawda told him that she would tell the police that he harassed her and tore her clothes on her way home.
Mr Rathi told his uncle Ashok Kumar and he went to the police station at 4 am that day. However, he was told to return home as officers were on patrol duty.
In the complaint, Mr Kumar said the accused verbally abused his nephew outside his home and even when he went inside. In addition, they also threw stones.
Mr Rathi feared that Chawda would file the false case and it would ruin his reputation.
His friends and family consoled him, saying that she could not do anything as he had done nothing wrong and that there was no evidence to suggest otherwise.
However, the matter had such an effect on Mr Rathi that he took his own life.
At 4:46 am, he texted his wife: “Leaving this world was not my fault. I’ll always love you.”
Police had also found a suicide note wherein he had mentioned that he used to miss his mother a lot and ending his life was his own decision.