An IPS officer, posted as an Assistant Commandant of the PAC in Delhi, has been charged with domestic violence and dowry harassment. The Nauchandi police station in Meerut has registered a dowry case against Amit Nigam on the basis of a complaint lodged by his wife Namrata.

Nigam, a 2015-batch IPS officer, married Namrata on November 27, 2015.

In her police complaint, Namrata said she was so badly beaten by Amit on April 30 that she lost consciousness. He¬†allegedly locked her in a room and went away. After she gained consciousness, Namrata somehow came out of the room and reached her friend’s house in Delhi. She added that she had been a victim of domestic violence for a long time.

The complainant says Nigam and his parents had been demanding dowry since the marriage even though her father gave an Audi car, jewellery and other items at the time of the wedding.

Lately, her husband and in-laws allegedly started demanding Rs 5 crore cash, which her parents could not arrange. It was then that the harassment started, Namrata said in the complaint, adding that she tried to reason with her husband and made every possible effort to save her marriage.

When she could not take it anymore, the complainant added, she decided to approach the police even though her parents tried to stop her from doing so.

Neeraj Singh, the SHO of Nauchandi police station, said an investigation was under way.