Man booked for abetting wife’s suicide, dowry harassment
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Man booked for abetting wife’s suicide, dowry harassment

The police booked a Kishangarh resident for allegedly driving his wife to suicide on Thursday night. The police said Simran Kaur, 20, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her house by her sister. She sounded the police, who rushed Kaur to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 23, 2014 14:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The police booked a Kishangarh resident for allegedly driving his wife to suicide on Thursday night. The police said Simran Kaur, 20, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her house by her sister. She sounded the police, who rushed Kaur to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.

The woman’s husband, Lakhwinder Singh, claimed Kaur had ended her life as she was suffering from depression. However, her sister, Jyoti, alleged that Lakhwinder had been harassing Simran and often beat her up for not meeting his dowry demands since they got married in 2004, which drove her to suicide.

The police have filed a case of abetment to suicide and dowry harassment against Lakhwinder.

Earlier in July, Kaur’s family members had filed a complaint at the Pinjore police station alleging she was being harassed for dowry.

First Published: Aug 23, 2014 13:57 IST