R V Varun Kumar who appeared before XIth Metropolitan Magistrate Court and surrendered in the case, being probed by anti-dowry cell of city police, was admitted to the Government hospital at Royapettah on a complaint of back pain.

Hospital sources said an orthopaedician would examine him on Tuesday.

In the morning, magistrate Shanthi had remanded Varun Kumar to 15 days judicial custody, after which defence counsel filed a bail petition even as the anti-dowry cell filed a plea seeking his custody for a week.

While the bail plea was adjourned to April 30, hearing on the police petition seeking his custody was posted to Apr 29.

However, seeking an early hearing, Kumar's counsel filed an advance petition praying that the court hear the bail petition today, which was dismissed. Soon after, he was arrested and taken to Puzhal prison.

The IPS officer was accused of several charges including dowry harassment by his former girlfriend. According to her, he had allegedly promised to marry her.

They had prepared for the civil services examination together. The attitude of Varun, however, changed after he was selected for the IPS in 2011.

He and his parents allegedly demanded dowry of two kg gold, Rs 50 lakh and a luxury car. They refused to conduct the marriage if the demand was not fulfilled.

Subsequently, the girl lodged a complaint and Kumar got anticipatory bail from Madras High Court, which was cancelled by the apex court on February 14.


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