Aruna Chadha gets interim bail in Geetika suicide case

 Aruna Chadha, co-accused of former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda in the Geetika suicide case, was granted interim bail on Monday till November 15 by a Delhi court.

Additional sessions judge M C Gupta, who is presiding over the special fast track court dealing with cases of sexual offences against women, allowed the interim bail plea of Chadha who had sought relief on the ground that she has a minor daughter and there is no one else to look after her.

Chadha had sought interim bail also on the ground that her regular bail plea is pending in court for a long time. Chadha and Kanda were arrested on August 8 and 18 last year respectively.

The trial in the case began on May 27 when the court recorded the statements
of eight witnesses, including police personnel and also the doctor who conducted post-mortem of the victim.

Chadha and Kanda are accused of abetting the suicide of the 23-year-old former air hostess, who was earlier employed with Kanda’s MDLR Airlines. Both accused have also been charged with forgery for cheating and harming the reputation of the victim.

The girl was found dead on August 5, 2012 at her Ashok Vihar house in north-west Delhi. In her suicide note, she said she was ending her life due to “harassment” by Kanda and Chadha.

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