BSP MP’s wife detained following domestic help’s death

Published on Nov 05 2013 // Featured, Political News

NEW DELHI: A domestic help working at BSP MP Dhananjay Singh’s residence was on Tuesday found dead with several injuries on the body following which police has detained the leader’s wife Jagriti Singh for questioning.

According to police sources, Jagriti Singh had been allegedly torturing her maid, who was working at her residence, for the past 10 months. The police received a call from the servant’s quarter of house number 175, South Avenue in south Delhi on Monday night informing them about maid’s death.

The maid died early this morning due to injuries allegedly inflicted by the MP’s wife, they said, adding injury marks were visible on the arms, legs and chest. “We have detained her (Jagriti Singh) for questioning,” added the officer. Jagriti Singh will be formally arrested once police establishes the exact cause of death after postmortem which would take place later in the day, they said, adding the MP’s wife is being questioned.

Jagriti Singh is a dental surgeon at RML hospital in Delhi. She had also contested elections a few years ago.

Meanwhile, Dhananjay Singh, MP from Jaunpur, said that he came to know about the case today itself. “I got a call three days back from Jagriti that the maid was injured after she fell from the terrace. Yesterday evening, I again got a call saying she has died, I rushed from my constituency,” Dhananjay Singh told reporters.

Singh and his wife are involved in divorce proceedings for the past seven months.

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