22 October, 2020

Sugardaddy Dunnit

From Naina Sahni to Geetika, the very power that attracts women turns against them. It’s always the woman who ends up dead.

Sugardaddy Dunnit

“Gopal Goyal is a fraud. In the name of relationships, trust, God, he cheats people and harasses. He always lies. He lies to his family, kids, people around, everyone. My biggest mistake was I trusted him, which is now costing my life.” This was the anguished voice of former air hostess Geetika Sharma on May 4, three months before she committed suicide and named Haryana minister of state for home Gopal Goyal Kanda as the man who drove her to it. Kanda, also the owner of MDLR Group, has since been absconding and apparently a high-profile police hunt is on for him. Geetika’s suicide note, written in uneven, delicate handwriting on the back of the May 4 letter, read: “I am ending myself today because I am shattered inside.” Two days later, Fiza, the deserted second wife of former Haryana deputy chief minister Chandra Mohan, was found dead in her Mohali house.

When two women turn up dead because of the dalliances of Haryana’s politicians, it certainly makes for news. But it is nothing new. There have been many before Geetika and Fiza who...



To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.

Latest Magazine

October 26, 2020

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section