A Delhi court Saturday extended by a day the police custody of the now-defunct MDLR Airlines’ official Aruna Chaddha in a case related to the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma here Aug 5.
Duty Magistrate Manish Khurana extended the time for custodial interrogation of Chaddha till Sunday after police said her custody was required for recovering documents from her office.
Counsel B.S. Rana appeared for Chaddha, who was arrested Wednesday, and opposed the police plea. Chaddha was Thursday sent to two days’ police custody.
Geetika left a suicide note blaming Chaddha for her extreme step. Geetika also named her ex-employer and Haryana’s former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda in the suicide note, police said.
Charges of criminal intimidation have been slapped on Kanda, who was denied anticipatory bail by another Delhi court Thursday. He is yet to appear before investigators for questioning.
Geetika’s body was found hanging in her house in north Delhi’s Ashok Vihar. Her autopsy report confirmed there was no foul play and that she died due to hanging.
Kanda owned the MDLR Airlines where Geetika worked as a flight attendant. After the airlines ceased to function in 2009, she was given a job in another company owned by Kanda. She later quit the company.
According to Geetika’s brother, Gaurav, his sister was being constantly mentally harassed by Kanda and Chaddha.