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31-year-old tutor commits suicide

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 02, 2013
First Published: 23:49 IST(2/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:50 IST(2/2/2013)

A 31-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide at her parent's house in northeast Delhi on Friday evening. Police said she was reportedly depressed over not having gotten married till now.


Identified as Shefali, the woman was found hanging from a ceiling fan by her father, who is employed as an accountant with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), around 7pm at their Chandra Nagar house near Mansarovar Park.

"Shefali, who used to teach children residing in her neighbourhood for a living, used to pick up her sister's daughter from school every weekend. On Friday, her brother-in-law told her that he had already picked up his daughter from school. After that Shefali went home and ended her life," a police officer said. No one knows why she took her life, as no suicide note was found in the house.

Four to five hours later, her father got home from work as usual only to find the door locked from inside. After he failed to get in he asked one of his neighbours to help him break the door down.

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