Satish Kaushik death: Businessman's wife accuses him of killing actor over Rs 150 million; police launch probe

Police have initiated an inquiry into the allegations, and officials say the woman will be called in for questioning


Published: Sun 12 Mar 2023, 1:00 PM

In connection with the death of veteran actor Satish Kaushik, farmhouse Vikas Malu's second wife has levelled serious accusations against her husband, claiming he had a role to play in the death of the actor.

The woman took her complaint to Delhi Police, following which authorities initiated an inquiry into the allegations.

Delhi Police told ANI in a statement, "In actor Satish Kaushik's death case, an inquiry has been initiated into allegations of foul play levelled by a woman (wife of Vikas Malu). An inspector-level officer from the South West district has been asked to probe the matter. The woman will be called by police to record her statement."

Talking to ANI, Vikas Malu's wife said, "I have got a complaint registered in connection with Satish Ji's death. He had come to my husband's farmhouse for a party, where his health deteriorated. Some objectionable medicines have also been found from the farmhouse."

She alleged that Satish Kaushik and Vikas Malu had business links, and that there was a monetary dispute between the two.

"Satish Ji and my husband had business connections as well. In August 2022, an argument broke out between Satish Ji and my husband, where Satish ji demanded Rs 150 million that he had earlier given to him. But my husband said that he will give [Kaushik] the money in India."

She further alleged, "When I later asked him about the money, my husband said that he borrowed the money from Satish ji, but the money went for loss during the Covid period. My husband was not in the mood to return the money; he even said that he will use blue pills and Russian girls to do away with Satish Kaushik. That's why I have brought this angle to the police for fair investigation".

On being asked about her earlier complaints against Vikas Malu, she alleged that Vikas as well as his son "raped" her, after which she left his house.

"I have earlier registered a complaint against Vikas Malu. Firstly, Vikas raped me, and then forcefully got married to me. After marriage, even his son started raping me. This was completely unbearable for me, and I left his house in October 2022," she said.

It is important to note that Vikas Malu's first wife's son, a minor, had also lodged an FIR against Vikas Malu's second wife under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act. The video is also with the police, the police said.

After receiving complaints from both sides, the police registered FIRs against both parties, but did not arrest them.

Vikas Malu's second wife further alleged that her husband has connections to the underworld, including the likes of Dawood Ibrahim.

"I have images of several people who used to visit our house regularly. Vikas himself told me that Anas, who used to come to our house, is Dawood Ibrahim's son. Mustafa, another person who regularly came to our house, is also Dawood Ibrahim's right-hand man," she further added.

Satish Kaushik celebrated Holi with his friends the day before his death, following which he went to sleep at around 9:30pm. At around 12am his health deteriorated. He called the manager and told him that he was having difficulty breathing. His manager took him to Fortis Hospital in Gurugram, where he died at 1.43am, despite being given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

The Delhi Police said that it is examining seven hours of CCTV footage at the farmhouse in Delhi where the actor celebrated Holi.

The police also said that the detailed post-mortem report of Kaushik confirms that the death was a "natural" one and occurred due to 'cardiac arrest'. The viscera have been preserved and photography and videography has been done, the police added.

The late actor had a medical history of hypertension and sugar, the police noted.

Days after his demise, a crime team of Delhi's South-West district police visited the farmhouse where the deceased actor was staying, sources said on Saturday.

As per sources, the probing team recovered some 'medicines' from the farmhouse. The medicines have been sent for examination and the report is yet to come. No banned medicine has been found, however, but it is being ascertained which salts were found in the medicine.

Further investigation is underway in the case.


More news from World