An Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) in the Madras High Court Bench here, S.P. Samuel Raj, and his wife have filed anticipatory bail applications in the Bench in a criminal case registered against them after their daughter-in-law committed suicide in her parental home on April 19.

The Oomachikulam police here had registered a case against the APP, his wife and their lawyer son S. Calvin Christopher under Sections 498A (husband or relative of husband subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 304B (dowry death) of the Indian Penal Code.

In his petition, the APP said that his son got married on July 2 last year. His daughter-in-law entered into frequent quarrels with his son and others over not providing a separate car for her to go to her workplace. She also refused to do petty household work in absence of the maids.

The victim woman left the petitioner’s house and went to her parental home on January 28 and stayed there until she died after consuming poison. “The petitioner does not know the actual cause, but definitely neither the petitioner nor his wife and son are responsible in any way,” his affidavit read.

Claiming that he hails from a respectable family and still continuing as the APP of the High Court Bench, he said: “Under these circumstances if the petitioner is granted anticipatory bail, the petitioner will not abscond at any cost.”