Mystery shrouds woman's death; 3 booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ambala
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2014 19:23 IST

Corpse of a married woman hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Mullana was reportedly found under mysterious circumstances on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Manju Rani (28) and was married to Pardeep Kumar, employer at a private engineering college.

On the complaint of her father Som Dutt of Mahesh Nagar in Ambala Cantonment, the police have registered a case under sections 302 (murder), 498-A (married woman subjected to cruelty by husband or relative) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In his complaint, Dutt alleged that Manju had been killed by her in-laws adding that she had been constantly harassed.

Dutt claimed that Rani was married off in February 2007 and she was survived by two daughters, aged five and two years respectively.

Police sources said a case against Pardeep , his brother Ramesh Kumar and mother Raj Rani had been registered adding that further action would be taken after receipt of autopsy report.

Forensic medicine head, MM Medical College, who conducted the autopsy, said the deceased's viscera had been sent to forensic science laboratory (FSL) at Madhuban and the cause of death-whether poisoning, hanging or strangulation-would be known after the FSL report comes out.

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