Popular YouTuber Jitendra who is also known as Jeetu Jaan was arrested by the Bhandup Police in connection with his wife Komal Agarwal's demise. Komal was found hanging from the ceiling fan. Initially, the police authorities had registered a case of accidental death but soon, Komal's mother and sister filed a case of abetment to suicide, intimidation and culpable homicide on Jitendra.
The arrest took place after the complaint was registered against the YouTuber under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC. According to a report in Hindustan Times, Komal Agarwal's family revealed that her husband assaulted her regularly over household duties. Komal's sister Priya added, "If Jitendra had physically abused Komal so many times, it is not difficult to imagine that he may have killed her."
The police authorities are currently extensively investigating the matter to find out whether the demise was a result of suicide or if it was a murder. Komal Agarwal had allegedly eloped with Jeetu Jaan on March 4, 2021, against the wishes of her family after dating him for two months. Senior Inspector Sham Shinde of Bhandup Police has stated, "We have arrested Jitendra and are investigating the case. We are waiting for the post-mortem report to find out whether she was killed and then hanged or was forced to hang herself."
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