Manvi, who lives in Meerut district of Western Uttar Pradesh, visited Inspector General Ram Kumar at his office on Tuesday and told him he could have her savings. She was accompanied by her maternal grandfather. She told the police officer that she had heard that unless she paid a bribe, her mother’s case would remain unresolved.
Her mother, Seema Kaushik, killed herself in April and her family alleges that her husband and his relatives harassed her dowry and framed her with two fake police cases that were rejected by a local court. The couple had separated four years ago and Ms Kaushik’s complaints to the police of mental harassment and threats were allegedly ignored. Fed up, she killed herself, according to her family.
Her husband has been arrested, but Ms Kaushik’s family claims that the police asked them for a bribe to prepare the charge sheet which is needed in court to initiate action.