‘Mental torture, blackmail by Kanda, Chadha pushed Geetika to suicide’

The police on Saturday submitted their chargesheet in the Geetika Sharma suicide case against former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his associate Aruna Chadha.

The 1,028-page chargesheet said Gopal Kanda and Aruna Chadha unleashed "a series of malicious acts of mental torture, threat, blackmail and stress" on former air hostess Geetika Sharma which led to her suicide.

Twenty-three-year-old Geetika was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in Northwest Delhi. In her suicide note, Geetika said she was ending her life as she was being "harassed" by Kanda and Chadha.

The police have booked Kanda and Aruna on charges of abetment to suicide, criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation, destroying evidence, forging records, forgery of valuable security will and hacking computers for wrongful gains.

The statement of a gynaecologist submitted with the chargesheet (copies of which are with Newsline) reveals that Aruna made Geetika terminate her pregnancy in March this year.

The abortion was done at a clinic in Lajpat Nagar, the chargesheet stated.

The statement of the gynaecologist who conducted the abortion reads, ".....I know Aruna Chadha who is my old and regular patient and I am well acquainted with her family members too. I got a call from Aruna Chadha on my cellphone seeking prior appointment in respect of her friend Geetika Sharma ... Thereafter, Aruna Chadha came to my clinic on 9/2/2012 along with one Geetika Sharma, with the history of early pregnancy. She wanted an abortion."

According to the chargesheet, Geetika was so harassed that she had prepared a complaint against Kanda and mailed it to herself. The draft of the complaint was recovered by police from her email address. In that complaint, she alleged that some foul play was being attempted against her and that she was being forced to join MDLR Group again.

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