BSP MP Narendra Kashyap along with his wife and son were arrested today in connection with the death of their daughter-in-law Himanshi Kashyap.
Himanshi Kashyap, the daughter-in-law of the lawmaker was on Wednesday found dead inside the bathroom of their house in Sanjay Nagar in mysterious circumstances, after which an FIR was filed against the Narendra Kashyap and his family members under anti-dowry law.
Father-in-law Narendra who has been admitted to the hospital after he complained of chest pain was arrested after being discharged from the hospital.
Ghaziabad City SP Salman Taj said an FIR has been registered in the case and further investigation are being carried out. He added that the FIR names six accused and they have been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 304-B (dowry death). The case is a non-bailable offence.
During initial investigation, family members told the police that they heard a gunshot at about 10.30 am. They found Himanshi in the bathroom with blood oozing from her head. She was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared her dead.
“The family did not inform the police about the incident. The police came to know about it from the hospital memo,” SP Salman Taj had said.
“Since the case is under investigation, it cannot be said whether it was a suicide or murder. The body has been sent for autopsy,” he added.
According to Kavi Nagar SHO Ashok Shishodia, family members had rushed a profusely bleeding Himanshi (29) with gunshot injury on her head to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
Shishodia said that Hariom Kashyap, Himanshi’s uncle in his complaint, alleged that Narendra Kashyap’s family members used to torture the girl for not bringing enough dowry. They always insisted on her to bring a Fortuner SUV from her parents.
Himanshi, the daughter of former BSP minister Hiralal Kashyap was married to Sagar three years ago and the couple have a one-year-old son.