A 30-year-old woman committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a moving train in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad on Monday. She used to work at IHBAS Mental Hospital in Delhi as junior resident doctor.
The deceased has been identified as Ankita Shukla. Before committing suicide, Shukla had sent an e-mail from her cellphone to her friend in Mexico, saying suicide was the only option before her. According to the police, she was suffering from depression.
The victim’s family in Lucknow has been informed about the incident. “She jumped in front of a train near Rajendra Nagar industrial area in the morning. Her father is a reader with Awadh University,” said a police officer.
“Shukla had sent about a dozen mails to one Ratneshwar Jha. They both apparently got to know each other through a matrimony website. Jha is in Mexico currently and his inability to come and marry her seems to have driven her to suicide,” he said.
Her last email to Jha read: “I now know you are a coward. I will kill myself to prove my love. I don’t have any other option.”
Hospital staff said that Shukla had worked there for six months. Asha Soni, who identified the body, said, “Ankita stayed in a PG in her neighbourhood. Four months ago, she left the PG and went somewhere else. But she often came here.”