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Girl tries to end life over payment dues

india Updated: Apr 25, 2012 00:47 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
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An 18-year-old girl tried to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance at the Gurgaon Mini Secretariat around 1pm on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Poonam, the victim, was shifted from the ICU to the general ward at the Civil Hospital.

She is reported to be out of danger.

The woman was disturbed as she had not received the full payment of land, which she had sold to her cousin, the police said.

Poonam Singh, resident of Luxman Vihar Part-2, had sold two acres at Dhankot to her cousin Sunder for Rs. 1 crore about 20 days ago.

Sunder had paid Rs. 5 lakh as the token money, the police said. The registration of the land was scheduled for April 18.

“Poonam told tehsildar Mahinder Singh that she did not receive the full payment. But the tehsildar asked her to lodge a complaint at the Sector 5 police station,” said Roop Lal, brother-in-law of Poonam.

“However, the SHO refused to do so, saying it was a property dispute. Poonam then gave a written complaint to the tehsildar, but he did not take the matter seriously,” added Lal.

“Poonam then met deputy commissioner PC Meena. She was upset as the documentation was done. She has been running from pillar to post to save her land. Finally, she tried to end her life,” Lal added.

On the other hand, Sunder alleged that he had paid the entire amount.

“Poonam alleged that after the registration process, she did not receive the full payment. The tehsildar called Sunder and the latter said that he had paid the entire amount,” said DC Meena.

“The tehsildar told Poonam on April 18 and 19 that the registration could be cancelled by a civil court only. But she tried to commit suicide to mount pressure on the sub-registrar to cancel the registration,” the deputy commissioner added.