A 21-year-old woman on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire in the first floor bathroom of her family's residence at Daba here. Daljit Kaur (21) was a student of Bachelors in Computer Applications at Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town. The police are yet to ascertain the reason behind her taking the extreme. She did not leave behind a suicide note.
The girl's family members were at home when the incident took place. Though the woman's parents had gone out to meet relatives, her grandmother and brother were at home. A neighbour saw smoke coming out of the first floor bathroom of the family's residence and raised the alarm. The police said the girl had used to kerosene to set herself on fire.
Daba police station house officer Jatinder Jit Singh said the girl's charred body was found in the bathroom. "According to her grandmother and brother, there was nothing different in Daljit's behaviour. Before taking the extreme step, she had cooked noodles for them," he said.
"It was only when neighbours informed about smoke emanating from the bathroom that her brother rushed upstairs," he said. He added that the police were investigating the case from all angles. The family had shifted from Mumbai to Ludhiana nearly two years ago.