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‘Harassed’ by husband, Lady Hardinge doctor hangs self

delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2012 23:47 IST
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A 31-year-old doctor of Lady Hardinge hospital, who was said to be in depression over ongoing problems in her marriage, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her husband’s house in northeast Delhi’s Dilshad Garden, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday evening and the victim has been identified as Dr. Smita Rani. Her family members have alleged that her husband had been pressuring her for dowry and to change her religion, police said.

According to a police officer, the matter came to light when Rani called her sister Prerna and told her that she was going to take the extreme step.

“Prerna, who is employed with the Defence Ministry, informed her brother Lalit and they both rushed to her house in Dilshad Garden. Once there, they found the house locked from inside. Lalit entered the house through a window and found Rani hanging from a ceiling fan. After that, they informed us about the matter though a call at the police control room,” said the police officer.

The officer, quoting Rani’s family members, said that Rani and Sohail fell in love and got married around two years back.

“In April 2011, the couple applied for divorce at Karkardooma Court. Three months back, however, they started living together again in an attempt to mend their relationship,” the officer added.

An SDM enquiry has been initiated in this regard, the official said.

Sohail, who runs a dispensary, is absconding after the incident came to light.