Woman learns of husband’s first marriage, kills self

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 14, 2016 08:58 IST
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A 23-year-old woman committed suicide at her house in east Delhi on Thursday afternoon on learning that her husband was allegedly married before.

Kajal Gupta, a resident of Mandawli, hung herself and her in-laws discovered the body.

Police recovered a suicide note from the spot in which Kajal held her husband Ankit Gupta (26) and his first wife Nisha responsible for her death. Kajal and Ankit fell in love and got married in November, said police.

Kajal’s relatives took the body to Ganesh Chowk, near Mandawli in east Delhi, and refused to take it till police arrested her husband. They took the body only after senior police officers pacified them and assured them of action.

Family members alleged that Ankit went missing for a few days last month. “When she went to lodge a complaint that her husband was missing, she was told that he was at his wife’s house in Samaypur Badli,” an officer said.

Her relatives alleged that when she approached the police officers in Mandawli, they refused to register a case against her husband and asked her to go to the Samaypur Badli police officials.

Senior police officers met the family on Friday and assured that they will inquire if there was any lapse on their part.

Kajal had graduated from Delhi University. She met Ankit last year when both of them applied for a job at the same company. After a few months, she worked as a telecaller for Ankit, who works as a loan disbursal agent for a private bank.

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