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Woman kills self, husband detained

delhipaper Updated: Jul 07, 2016, 11:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

NEW DELHI: A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her apartment in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka Sector 19 on Tuesday night.

No suicide note was recovered from the spot.

Renu had married Prashant after a courtship of four years and had a two-year-old son. Her body was found hanging inside a room at 10.30pm after her husband returned home from work.

“Prashant said in his statement that he kept ringing the bell but no one responded. He called his wife but she did not answer. He said he could hear the phone ringing inside but when Renu did not respond he had to break into the house. He said he went to her room and found her hanging from the fan. He made a PCR call and rushed her to the hospital where she was declared dead on arrival,” a senior police officer said.

During investigation, Renu’s mother told the police that her daughter was happy with her marriage and spoke to her around 9pm. She said Renu was murdered as she could not have committed suicide.

“She said Renu spoke about her son and was cracking jokes. She said Renu could not have committed suicide as she was not depressed and there was no reason for her to take her life as she really loved her son and cared about her husband,” the officer said.

He added, “Her brother said she was online on Facebook till 10pm on Tuesday.”

The police initiated a subdivisional magistrate inquiry and detained Prashant for questioning. “Since the couple had been married for less than four years, the husband’s role will be probed. He has been detained for questioning,” a senior police officer said.

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