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Man booked for driving fiancée to suicide

A man and five others were booked for driving his betrothed to suicide by delaying the wedding, according to the Pune city police
By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 10:14 PM IST

A man and five others were booked for driving his betrothed to suicide by delaying the wedding, according to the Pune city police.

The deceased was identified as a 23-year-old girl who lived in a paying guest facility in Kharadi area of Pune. The family members of the girl are natives of Madhya Pradesh. The girl had studied until Class 12 and worked as a receptionist in Pune.

A complaint in the matter was lodged by the 48-year-old father of the girl.

“The complainant has said that it had been more than a year since their engagement. However, he says, when he asked the boy’s family why they were not agreeing to a wedding date, they told him that the girl’s horoscope had issues in it,” said police sub-inspector SM Kale of Chandan nagar police station who is investigating the case.

The father has claimed in his complaint that the matter that the two were together for the past five years and had recently been engaged in a high-end restaurant in Wagholi.

However, on insistence of the others booked in the case, the accused man was refusing to go ahead with the wedding, according to the complaint.

“We are looking for the six people. We do not have much information by the way of their social background yet,” said PSI Kale.

A case under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code was registered at Chandan nagar police station against the six.

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