Daughter of a tehsildar, who is posted in Chandigarh, allegedly committed suicide by jumping in the UBDC in the wee hours of Saturday due of harassment by her husband and in-laws in their house. The police have booked four people on the basis of a suicide note.
Senior superintendent of police Surinder Kalia said the deceased has been identified as Akanksha Malhotra, daughter of Subhash Padam of Pathankot, who is serving as tehsildar in Chandigarh. The SSP said the deceased was working as computer teacher in Apeejay School, Jalandhar, while her husband Poojan Malhotra and father-in-law Sudhir Malhotra are taxation lawyers in Hukum Chand Marg Colony in Jalandhar.
As per police, following domestic pressure the woman drove her Honda Activa scooter from Jalandhar late Friday evening to her parents’ house in Pathankot. But before reaching her parents’ house in Indira Colony, she jumped into the canal and died of drowning.
The SSP told Hindustan Times that some passersby spotted an Activa parked near the river bridge early morning after which police reached there and identified the missing person through documents of the scooter and a note placed in it.
He said in the suicide note the deceased has also blamed her mother-in-law also. The police have booked four people under Section 304-A, IPC, and have arrested Poojan malhotra, who is being brought from Jalandhar with the help of police.
Meanwhile, a wave of shock spread in Pathankot as the body of the deceased was fished out after blocking the water flow from Ranjit Sagar Dam lake. Her father-in-law and his wife, who are undergoing medical treatment in Jalandhar, would also be arrested while the sister-in-law who has also been named in the note would also be arrested, the SSP added.