Dowry demands land aircraft engineer in jail

Jul 27, 2012, 06:18 IST | Akela

Accused, who works with a helicopter firm, arrested for demanding flat from wife on the grounds that her brother is a well-known footballer and father a retired customs officer

Greed got the better of a senior aircraft engineer who has been arrested by officials of the Nerul police station in Navi Mumbai. According to the complaint lodged with the police, Vishwajeet Roy (35) was demanding a flat from his wife Varsha Yadav (33). Besides arresting the accused, police have also booked his parents who are both professors at colleges in Bihar. While Varsha holds an MBBS degree, her brother Abhishek Yadav is a distinguished football player and her father is a retired customs officer. 

Paying for greed: Vishwajeet Roy being taken into custody after he allegedly demanded a flat in Lokhandwala from his wife

Andheri resident Vishwajeet befriended and eventually married Varsha, a resident of Navi Mumbai, through a matrimonial website in November 2007. The marriage soured after Vishwajeet had an extramarital affair and even allegedly had several flings with other women in the couple’s bedroom, while Varsha was at home.

According to the victim’s family, Vishwajeet started demanding an apartment in Lokhandwala on the grounds that Varsha’s brother and father were well off, and therefore could afford the expenditure.

Varsha registered an FIR at Nerul police station on Tuesday and cops arrested Vishwajeet the next day. He was produced in court and remanded in police custody. “We have arrested Vishwajeet under section 498-A of Indian Penal Code. The matter is currently under investigation,” said an officer from Nerul police station.

Vishwajeet is a senior aircraft maintenance engineer at Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. His father Gaurishankar Roy is a professor at Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar, and his mother Krishna teaches at another college. According to the police, the parents of the accused will be arrested shortly. 

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