Sisters kill selves at in-laws’ residence
Two sisters, who were married to men from the same family, allegedly ended their lives by consuming poison following a fight with one other at their in-laws’ house in northwest Delhi’s Wazirpur industrial area.
The police said that the sisters had a bitter relationship and quarrelled frequently. During one such fight on Sunday, both of them consumed poison. Both died during the treatment within the next two days, the police said.
According to the police, the two sisters, identified as Sonia and Savita, lived with their husbands and in-laws. Sonia was the elder sister and had got married 16 years ago, in 2003. Around 10 years later, in 2013, Savita got married to Sonia’s brother-in-law.
“As told by the family members, initially things between the two sisters were fine but two years ago, they started having fights over domestic issues. Eventually, the fights became more frequent. On Sunday, during one such argument, Savita, the younger sister, consumed a poisonous substance kept in the house. As she fell unconscious and started frothing, the family members rushed her to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital,” a police officer, who is not authorised to speak to media, said.
The police said that meanwhile, Sonia, who stayed behind in the house, felt guilty and also consumed the same poisonous substance. “She was also admitted to the same hospital. Savita died during treatment on Monday and Sonia, the next day,” the police officer said.
The deputy commissioner of police (northwest), Vijayanta Arya, said that a post-mortem examination of both the bodies was conducted.
“The reports that would confirm the cause of death and ascertain what solution they had consumed is awaited. Family members have said that the duo killed them following a domestic quarrel. The subdivisional magistrate (SDM) was informed and inquest proceedings are underway. No legal complaint has been filed by the family members,” Arya said.
Arya also said that the family did not allege any matrimonial dispute as a reason for the deaths.