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Muzaffarnagar: Young divorcee tries to kill herself near lover’s grave

A young divorcee allegedly tried to kill herself near her lover’s grave at Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar, UP on Tuesday.

india Updated: May 17, 2016 23:28 IST
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Pained by her lover’s sudden demise, Chauhan returned to Kassawan to visit her lover’s burial place, where she consumed poison and became unconscious.
Pained by her lover’s sudden demise, Chauhan returned to Kassawan to visit her lover’s burial place, where she consumed poison and became unconscious. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A young divorcee allegedly tried to kill herself near her lover’s grave at Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar, UP on Tuesday.

24-year-old Barkha Chauhan, who consumed poison before reaching the burial ground, was rushed to the district hospital by a local politician who was near the graveyard at that time.

Danish Qureshi, a 22-year-old shopkeeper from Haridwar, fell in love with Chauhan, a divorcee and mother of a 3-year-old girl, residing in Jwalapur.

On Monday, Qureshi brought her to his home in Kassawan and proposed marriage.

But Qureshi’s family was against his decision to marry Chauhan and soon a major brawl ensued. He killed himself by consuming poison after he failed to convince his family.

Qureshi’s relatives buried him at their ancestral ground without informing the police of his death. They also sent back Chauhan to her Jwalapur home on Monday evening.

However, pained by her lover’s sudden demise, Chauhan returned to Kassawan to visit her lover’s burial place, where she consumed poison and became unconscious.

A local politician informed the Purkazi police who rushed her to a primary health centre and later took her to the district hospital.

Bhanupratap, Purkazi police station officer, said, “She was admitted to the district hospital in a serious condition and her family was informed.”

“Suitable action would be taken once her statement is recorded,” he added.