Bahujan Samaj Party MP Narendra Kashyap, his wife and his son have been arrested in connection with the mysterious death of his daughter-in-law Himanshi Kashyap.
Himanshi on Wednesday was found dead inside the bathroom of the house in Sanjay Nagar under mysterious circumstances. She was rushed with a gunshot injury on her head to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Following which the police filed an FIR against the lawmaker and his family members under anti-dowry law.
Her husband Sagar told the police that she had committed suicide using his licensed pistol.
Police teams reached the spot and collected evidence. No suicide note has been recovered from the spot. The firearm has been seized.
Himanshi, the daughter of former BSP minister Hiralal Kashyap was married to Sagar three years ago and the couple have a one-year-old son.
SHO Kavindra Nagar Ashok Shishodia said an FIR under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 304B (death of a woman caused by burns or bodily injuries) of IPC and sections 3 and 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act has been lodged against Narendera Kashyap, his wife Devendri, son Sagar (husband of Himanshi), daughters Shobha and Sarita and Sagars younger brother Siddharth.
Shishodia said that Hariom Kashyap, Himanshis uncle in his complaint, alleged that Narendra Kashyaps family members used to torture the girl for not bringing enough dowry.
They always insisted on her to bring a Fortuner SUV from her parents.
Last time when she had gone to her parents' home, she complained of in-laws and her husbands rude behavior and persistent harassment.
Meanwhile, Narendra Kashyap and Devendri complained of chest pain and were admitted at ICU of Yashoda Hospital, Dr P. N. Arora, Managind Director of the Hospital said.
(With inputs from PTI)