Delhi sisters commit suicide, may have been ill-treated

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 12:49 IST
Kolkata: People with a placard during an anti-suicide campaign. Suicide is the biggest killer of 15- to 24-year-olds in India, followed by road traffic accidents, shows data. (Subhendu Ghosh/HT Photo)

: Two sisters in their 20s were found hanging from a ceiling fan in their home in outer Delhi’s Rohini in an apparent case of suicide on Wednesday.

Police said a preliminary probe revealed they may have been ill-treated by their sister-in-law and depressed over it. Some investigators also said they may have been grieving their deceased parents.

Seema, 26, was a part-time teacher at a private school and Parul, 20, had just cleared her Class 12 exam. They lived with their brother Aryan Choudhary and his second wife, a woman from Nepal, after their mother died in 2009 and their father two years later.

Choudhary called the police after he knocked on their door and got no response. “The sisters were found hanging from the same ceiling fan. They had used their dupattas to hang themselves,” said an officer.

No suicide note was found and the autopsy report is awaited.

“Since Choudhary’s financial condition isn’t good, his wife allegedly used to taunt the sisters, saying they were a burden on the family,” said a police source.

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