Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s wife Priya Bansal files a case of dowry and sexual harassment
An FIR was filed by Flipkart Co-founder Sachin Bansal’s wife Priya Bansal on 28th February at Koramangala police station in Bengaluru alleging him of dowry and sexual harassment. She also named in the FIR his father Sat Prakash Agarwal, brother Nitin Bansal and mother Kiran Bansal for harassing her.
The news was confirmed by Madiwala Assistant Commissioner of Police Kari Basavanagowda to the IANS news agency.
Priya Bansal said “My father had spent Rs.50 lakh on the wedding and had given Sachin Rs.11 lakh in cash instead of a car.”, She also stated in the FIR that before the wedding, her in-laws visited her home and started demanding a larger dowry.
Besides, the complainant has also alleged that first, it was her husband who was pressurizing her to transfer properties in her name to him. On refusing to do so, her in-laws joined her husband in harassing her.
Priya Bansal has come in the open accusing her husband of physical and sexual assault.
“I have been tortured mentally and physically by in-laws for dowry”, Priya Bansal alleged in the FIR. She also accused her husband of sexually harassing her sister Radhika Goyal when she visited them in Delhi. She also told at the Koramangala police station “Given his violent and abusive behavior, I am fearful for the physical safety of my son, Aryaman, and myself.”
Known as the poster boy of the Indian start-up ecosystem and founder of one of the largest eCommerce companies in India; his net worth is $ 1 billion after the sale of a 5.5% stake in Flipkart to Walmart. He was making worthy investments for a while and subsequently founded a firm called BAC Acquisitions. Strengthening his base in financial services he had recently ventured into microfinance with the aim to simplify banking.
Married to Sachin Bansal for over a decade, Priya Bansal is a dentist and has her own clinic in Bengaluru. For the couple who had come across as ‘happy and bonded’ the news has come as a shocker. Moreover, Priya Bansal had said in an interview that Sachin Bansal was spending more time at home with family. Sachin Bansal also had said that he would spend time on ‘pending projects, gaming and brushing up his coding skills.
The investigating officer said the probe is on and Bansals are out of station. No arrests have been made yet.