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Woman attempts suicide in court

india Updated: Feb 26, 2009 01:06 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
Woman attempts suicide in court

A 32-year-old woman consumed insecticide at the family court in Bandra on Wednesday.

Surekha Pawar, who had filed a divorce petition against her husband Shekhar in 2004, was allegedly depressed as her case had been pending for a long time.

She was rushed to Bhabha Hospital and is unconscious.

The Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) police have registered a case against her of attempted suicide and obstructing court proceedings.

“She had gone to the court to ask for some confidential papers. We have noted down her brother’s statement,” said Rolphy Pareira, senior police inspector with the BKC police station. “We will call Shekhar for an inquiry.”

Surekha married Shekhar from Satara district in 2004, said Surekha’s brother Dhanaji Nikam.

After six months, she returned to her father’s house in Kurla saying her in-laws were harassing her, demanding a dowry of Rs 1 lakh.

“We have filed a case against Shekhar for demanding dowry and harassment,” said Pareira. “In 2008, the court had asked Shekhar to pay Rs 1,000 to Surekha per month as alimony.”