Noida : Greed of property and generational wealth lead to a brutal murder of an innocent person in Noida. Manisha Chouhan, who was just 22 years old was inhumanely killed by none other than her own brother and his wife.
Manisha’s father passed away in 2011 and her brother, Vivek Chouhan wanted to sell all the inherited property but she was firm about keeping her late father’s property as his last symbols. This sparked a property dispute between the siblings.
The property was estimated to be worth more than several crores according to Baghpat Police SP, Manish Kumar Mishra.
Manisha was strangled to death by a scarf which was orchestrated by Vivek and his wife Shikha Chouhan. Vivek and Shikha are 26 and 25 years of age respectively.
A horrible video has shook the internet but has also given a new twist to this saga. In the video, Shikha’s extra-marital boyfriend, Pawan was also seen helping them cultivate the crime. He has not been reprimanded by the Police authorities.
Shikha and Vivek have been arrested by the Baghpat Police, as the couple burned the dead body to hide the identity and left the body in Baghpat.
Noida Techie Murder : More about the details mentioned in the social media video
The video was uploaded from Manisha’s social media account by her friends. The video stated that Manisha used to live in Noida Sector 45 (Sardarpur), Greater Noida with her family. She used to work in Sector 57 in a private tech company and independently completed her studies due to lack of support from her family after her father’s demise.
The family was cruel to her. They used to beat her, not feed her properly torture her and continued to commit various atrocities towards her. Even after going through what could be called as hell, she never stopped wearing a smile, that could light up the world.
As her family was nothing less than demons, Manisha turned to her friends. She used to share each and every detail with her friends. It was then when she mentioned about the property dispute. Her brother and her sister-in-law wanted to sell off the 4 crore worth property and she wanted to keep it.
Since, the property was divided in equal halves the selling process could not have ignited without Manisha’s signature. A signature which later on proved to be worth more than her life.
The family comprised of mother, brother and sister-in-law and all of them were second to none when it came to make her life miserable. They all pressured Manisha to sign the papers.
One day, Manisha learned that Shikha was having an extra-marital affair with a man called Pawan. Shikha somehow managed to understand that Manisha knew about her wrong-doings. To steer clear from the trouble, the sister-in-law in turn blamed Manisha for having an affair.
On 1st November, Manisha left her work-place around 8:00 pm and reached her home approximately by 8:45 pm. According to the phone records found by the Police department she called one of her friends at 10:35 pm but the friend did not pick up the phone. Later on when the friend called back Manisha’s phone was switched off.
The next morning she did not enter her office. Some of her worried friends also showed up at her house and enquired about Manisha’s absence to her family members. They replied that she had already left for work at 8:00 am. However, one thing was strange; Manisha’s family never filed an FIR report stating she was missing.
72 hours later, Manisha’s dead body was found; completely shattered and half burnt. Upon receiving the body, Manisha’s family was taken into custody for investigation. There they allegedly accepted they committed the crime for the property.
They accepted that they murdered her on November 1st after her phone got switched off, broke her bones packed her in a suitcase and burned her in Baghpat, Greater Noida.
A hardworking person, loving friend and a daughter who loved her father to no bounds was brutally murdered because of a materialistic element, property. Manisha’s father and the whole country has lost a daughter.
Was the Noida incident just a tip of the iceberg?
India has been an epicentre to crimes against women and Bengal has had the lion’s share. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in 2011, there were more than 2,28,650 reported incidents of crime against women, while in 2021, there were 4,28,278 reported incidents, an 87% increase. Of the women living in India, 7.5% live in West Bengal where 12.7% of the total reported crime against women occurs.
In 2021, India registered 82 murders everyday and New Delhi was still the home of all the wrong doings. India has a nation has grown exponentially but there is still something which needs to be addressed right now. Laws need to be brought in which grant direct death to such demons.
The only question must be pondering in everyone’s mind is, Where are we going towards as a society?