A 23-year-old final-year hotel management student, Abhijit Kaur, ended her life by hanging from a ceiling fan at her hostel room at the Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, on Wednesday morning.
Abhijit was to wed an Ambala-based man in December and was depressed after a Sector-23 resident, Mohammad Nishad, a former student of the college, allegedly emailed objectionable photographs to her fiancé, the family has claimed.
Police claim that Nishad, a jilted lover, had been harassing Abhijit for months, even after his conduct had been reported to the police. His father had given an undertaking to the police that Nishad would desist from harassing Abhijit.
Seeking anonymity, her friend claimed Abhijit was upset for the past two days when she discovered that her objectionable photographs had been received by her future in-laws.
“Abhijit’s family was in Ambala for shopping and also arrived at the institute on Wednesday,” the friend said.
Sector-36 SHO Ram Dayal said they had not recovered any suicide note from the spot.
“We called up Nishad, who claims that he is in Delhi. We are trying to locate the computer and the mobile phone where the pictures were saved. We are also trying to establish when and where were these clicked,” the SHO added.
Daljeet Singh, the father of the victim, a businessman from Lucknow, has told the police that Nishad was the reason behind the suicide.
The body of the victim is in the mortuary of GMSH, Sector-16, and the post-mortem will be conducted on Thursday.
Police have booked Nishad and his father Aneesh Ansari under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector-36 police station, DSP (South) Deepak Yadav said.