Wife accuses IPS officer husband of torturing her “like an animal” for rupees 1 crore dowry

A woman has accused her husband who happens to be an IPS officer of torturing her for dowry. Preliminary investigation reveals that the young IPS officer Amit Nigam has brutally tortured his wife. The injury marks on the wife’s face and body have been corroborated in a medical report, said a senior officer of the state police.

On May 17, Namrata Singh approached the police with swollen eyes and face. Meerut police at Nauchandi Police Station registered a First Investigation Report. The 32-year-old victim alleged that her husband, posted in Delhi, has been regularly beating her up “like an animal” over the past few years. She also accused him of demanding dowry.

Prashat Kumar, ADG Police, Meerut Zone, told IANS: “The woman was brutally beaten so we have registered a case at a local police station here and investigations are underway.

“The accused, Amit Nigam of Nagaland cadre, presently deployed in Delhi, hails from Meerut. Prima facie it seems to be case of marital dispute.” Nigam is currently posted as Assistant Commandant in sixth Nagaland Armed Police Battalion (NAP).

Namrata Singh and Amit Nigam got married in Meerut in 2015. She said that eight to 10 days after the wedding, her in-laws started demanding Rs 1 crore as dowry. “They started treating me like animals,” she added.

“When Nigam was transferred to Dimapur in Nagaland, I accompanied him. But he also started beating me over dowry,” she said. The complainant said that the situation got worse when she confronted Nigam over his “extramarital affairs”.

A separate report about the case would be send to the Nagaland government, the parent cadre of the accused, informed sources added.

Singh told the police that the last time she was physically abused was at their Gurugram home, when she was “physically tortured for hours at a stretch”. Following which she left home and returned to her parents in Meerut and decided to file the case.