A woman allegedly consumed some poisonous substance in Jabalpur after having heated arguments with her husband over an article in a newspaper on Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s statement on intolerance in the country.
Her husband Ayank Pandey told the police that their argument took place over Amir Khan’s statement. However, police suspect it to be a case of murder.
Sonal Pandey (24), a resident of Ukhari locality of Jabalpur consumed poison on Wednesday. She was rushed to a private hospital where she died on Thursday morning.
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Ukhari police outpost sub inspector Arvind Singh said, “The police cannot rely on statements of the deceased’s husband blindly. The statements of other family members of both the sides are yet to be recorded and the matter requires further investigation before arriving to any conclusion.”
Singh said Ayank in his statement had given the reference of an article published in a newspaper regarding actor Amir Khan’s statement on intolerance.
Talking to media persons Ayank Pandey who works with a non-government organization (NGO) said, “My wife and I had arguments after reading an article in a newspaper on Aamir Khan’s intolerance statement. Thereafter she went into a room and consumed some poisonous substance. On hearing my child crying in the room, I rushed and found that she had consumed some poisonous substance.”
Ayank added later with the help of neighbours he got his wife admitted to a private hospital.
Ayank and Sonal had an arranged marriage four years back and have one child.
The police have sent the body of the woman for an autopsy to the medical college hospital.