District and sessions judge SK Aggarwal on Monday awarded 4-year jail to a man for abetting suicide of his wife.
Before dying, the victim had written a few lines on her thigh blaming her husband Subhash Chander, 40, for her death, which was considered as suicide note and helped the prosecution to prove charges against him. Chander, who was employed with the office of accountant general in Allahabad, was awarded 4-year jail for forcing his wife, Aruna Srivastava, to commit suicide in February 2010. The couple had got married in 1996.
Chander was booked after his wife Aruna (35) was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her Sector 41 residence. In the suicide note scribbled on her thigh, which came to notice during the postmortem, Aruna had held her husband responsible for her taking the extreme step.
According to the prosecution, Aruna's body was spotted by her 11-year-old son, Ujjwal, on February 18, 2010, hanging from the ceiling fan. At that time, Chander had told the police that his wife took the extreme step because she was under depression.
It was only during the Aruna's postmortem that doctors came across the suicide note scribbled on her left thigh, following which Chander was arrested.
In the suicide note, Aruna stated that her husband Chander, his girlfriend Babita, and her brothers Pappu and Anil, should be held responsible for her death. Babita and her brothers live in Allahabad. On the complaint of Ashwani Kumar, the victim's father, the police booked all four of them.
On May 3, the court convicted Subash Chander for abetment to suicide, while Babita and her two brothers were acquitted, as the prosecution failed to prove the charges against them.