A city court overruled the decision of Additional Deputy Commissioner of police North West district and ordered a police investigation in the alleged suicide of a woman who was reportedly harassed by her in-laws.
Chanchal Vijhani (50) consumed poison on April 3, 2009, leaving behind a suicide note. The note said she was “under constant mental pressure and deep agony, as (her) husband’s elder brother Rameshwar Kumar Vijhani and his family members were harassing her by filing false police complaints”.
Metropolitan Magistrate Neeraj Gaur said “ The veracity and genuineness of the suicide note is to be ascertained which calls for an investigation. SHO Model Town is directed to register FIR”.
The victim’s husband, Ashok Vijhani, through his counsel Inderpreet Josh contended that even the Additional DCP Brahm Singh in a reply to a right to information application refused to register the case.
“The role of accused persons in abetting/suicide prima facie was absolutely clear. But still the top police officials threw out our case file,” said Josh.
The court noted that on the date of the incident itself— just 15 minutes prior to the tragedy—the accused persons instigated and abetted the wife of the complainant to commit suicide.
“The police had earlier overruled the genuineness of the suicide note and said no offence has been found, and hence, no legal opinion was sought,” submitted complainant’s counsel.
“My brother wants to grab the entire property. So he and his family choose my wife as the soft target to torture. They made her commit suicide,” said Ashok Vijhani.