MUMBAI/PUNE: The wife of a Marathi filmmaker was on Tuesday arrested for abetting his suicide. Priyanka Tapkir (30) was nabbed by the Pune police along with her family members for abetting the suicide of her husband Atul, who had posted a note on Facebook before committing suicide last Sunday.
The Pune police had registered a case against Priyanka, her adopted brothers Kalyan and Balu Gavane and her cousin Bapu Thigale under IPC sections 306 and 34, charging them of abetment of suicide, on Monday night. Atul’s father
Bajirao Tapkir (57) had named them in his complaint. The Gavane brothers had beaten Atul, while Bapu had been threatening him, Bajirao had said in his complaint.
Police officers from the Deccan Gymkhana police station, where the complaint was registered, confirmed the arrest of all the four.
In his suicide note on Facebook, Atul Tapkir had blamed his wife and her brothers for taking the extreme step.