Air-hostess death: Interim protection for in-laws extended

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 02, 2018, 04:05 PM IST

File Photo of Delhi High court Photograph:(Zee News Network)

The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended the interim protection granted to the in-laws of the air hostess who committed suicide recently till September 17.

The court further said the next hearing in the case would take place on the same day.

On July 13, the Delhi-based air hostess, Anissia Batra, jumped off the terrace of her house after a heated argument with her husband, Mayank Singhvi.

Before her death, the air hostess had allegedly sent a message to her friend on WhatsApp, stating that she was locked up in a room by Singhvi. She had also asked her friend to inform the police of the same.

On July 16, the Delhi Police arrested Singhvi and subsequently sent him to a 14-day judicial custody in the case.

A week later, the court granted interim protection from arrest to Batra's in-laws and also sought a status report from the Delhi Police.

On a related note, the Delhi Police's Crime Branch is probing the case.