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Priyanka Chopra's cousin sister arrested

News 24 Desk


Gurgaon: The Gurgaon police has arrested the cousin sister of Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra in connection with the alleged murder of a married woman here on Tuesday. She is a model,based in Mumbai.



The body of Ruchi Gupta, 28, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house where she lived with her husband and in-laws in DLF Phase II. Her husband, Sumit Gupta, is a well-known share broker and owns the Angel Broking firm.


According to Ruchi’s family, Sumit had an affair with Priyanka Chopra's cousin. ‘My sister was against this relation. That is why Sumit wanted to eliminate Ruchi,’ said Shafali, sister of Ruchi.


‘We got a phone call in the morning Tuesday from Sumit`s parents that Ruchi has hanged herself,’ said her mother Sudha. ‘Yesterday (Monday) night Ruchi had talked to me on phone. She was saying that Sumit would kill her. At that time I assured her that we will come in the morning and will look in the matter,’ she added.


Police have registered a case under section 304 B (dowry death) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code against the husband and the model.

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