On June 27, Anissia Batra’s father, a retired major general of the Indian Army, filed a complaint at Hauz Khas police station expressing concern for her safety. Batra’s parents alleged that their son-in-law Mayank Singhvi and his parents had been assaulting their daughter for years. Batra had “marks on her body when she returned from her honeymoon” in 2016, they claimed.
The air hostess’ brother Karan Batra alleged that Singhvi had assaulted her on several occasions since their wedding. “He even hit our mother once,” Karan Batra said. “My parents temporarily moved to Delhi from Chandigarh for her. They had to leave on June 27 for a medical emergency and filed the police complaint [before leaving].”
He claimed the police had assured that they had locked his sister’s apartment after her death on Friday but his brother-in-law allegedly went there on Sunday night and “removed all the evidence”.
The police have taken possession of Singhvi’s luxury car, Anissia Batra’s diamond ring and their mobile phones, NDTV reported. The forensic team has also picked up articles for tests and will attempt to reconstruct the events leading to the air hostess’ death. He is expected to be produced before the magistrate on Tuesday, The Times of India reported.