Bengaluru Bulls' Rohit Kumar [2nd from left] during an event with his Pro Kabaddi teammatesIANS

Pro Kabaddi side Bengaluru Bulls raider Rohit Kumar has been arrested on Friday from Mumbai in connection with the suicide of his wife in New Delhi a few days back. The 26-year-old kabaddi player's wife had committed the suicide over alleged dowry harassment by her husband and in-laws.

"This is all false. I didn't ask for any dowry from her and her father is also aware of this. If the police arrest me, I will fully cooperate with them and state the truth," Rohit told NDTV.

On Monday, Rohit's wife Lalita Dabas hung herself from a ceiling fan at her parent's home in West Delhi after alleging dowry harassment. She left behind a lengthy audio message and a note saying: "I'm not strong enough to survive this, I have decided to quit."

Rohit and Lalita married earlier in March this year, after dating for almost a year. It was Lalita's second marriage.

"On the wedding day, Rohit's parents had demanded a diesel-run Fortuner and more money," Lalita's father Karan Dabas informed the Hindustan Times. However, they decided to give Rohit's family a Honda City but they reportedly refused to accept a different car.

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