RURALNURSE TO TEMPTRESS
Bhanwri’s lust for life made her vulnerable to dangerous liaisons
Youngest of seven children, Bhanwri Devi's parents were daily wage labourers at the Aditya thread mill in Kishangarh, near Ajmer. She studied at a government school till Class VIII.
Dress to thrill
Husband Amar Chand recalls their days in Jaisalmer in the late 1990s as the happiest. He and Bhanwri spent their evenings strolling in local parks.“bhanwri,” he says,“liked dressing up.” She often had her picture taken at local studios.
It was Bhanwri’s father-in-law, a government health worker, who encouraged her to do a course in nursing. Her first job as an auxiliary nurse and midwife was in Jaisalmer in late 1990s. Says a doctor who worked with her, "She could change from a sari to a nurse’s skirt or trousers with ease." Bhanwri loved to pamper herself. Her dressing table in Baraunda had a tube of L’oreal cream and aloe vera gel. Atreadmill was also propped up against a wall.
Fond of Kathak, Bhanwri performed in eight music videos. These Rs 60 CDS are now going for Rs 500. Ashopkeeper in Jodhpur who profited from her sudden notoriety says he plans to put up a poster of hers and worship it.
Make it large
Bhanwri and Amar Chand lived in his father’s house in Baraunda. Afew years ago they made some additions, adding a second bedroom on the second floor. The second floor has an attached toilet with fancy tiles. Bhanwri went missing before the tile work was completed.
She first met Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, who then introduced her to Maderna in 2003. While she and Malkhan were a well-known couple in Jodhpur, her relationship with Maderna was much more discreet.
Dead or alive?
Bhanwri has been missing since September 1 this year, ever since she left home for Bilara to collect money from the sale of her Swift car. Her husband says she also carried the sex CD with her.
Married at 14, her husband Amar Chand is from Baraunda, near Jodhpur. They have three children.
BHANWRI WITH HER HUSBAND
AMAR CHAND (RIGHT) WITH HIS MOTHER AND SON