A 35-year-old woman was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a hotel room in this Madhya Pradesh town on Monday morning, blaming in a yet-to-be-authenticated suicide note a forced same-sex relationship for the extreme step.
The note accuses the landlord’s wife and her sister-in-law of putting pressure on her to have a physical relationship with them, police said.
The woman — reportedly a divorcee from Mumbai — worked as an accountant of a private school in Gwalior, where she lived in a rented house in the Meera Nagar area of Morar.
Police recovered the note in a hotel near the railway station where she had checked in the previous evening. Besides, her mobile phone and personal belongings were found there. She had told her neighbours on Sunday that she was going to Mumbai.
The hotel staff broke open the door to her room at 10.20 am on Monday after her mobile phone went unanswered despite repeated attempts.
Additional superintendent of police Dinesh Kaushal said a probe team was examining the note and a WhatsApp message she sent on Sunday evening, which reveals her intent to commit suicide.
Residents of the locality gathered on the streets and demanded action against the suspects after coming to know of the WhatsApp message, which she had sent to her family in Mumbai as well. They dispersed after an assurance from police officers.
Police lodged a first information report based on the note, which means the two accused women will be arrested anytime soon.
People in the neighbourhood alleged that the two women have a dubious record, including running away from their home.