Gurgaon: Shattered after losing son to a marital discord, woman constable kills self
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Gurgaon: Shattered after losing son to a marital discord, woman constable kills self

The constable left a suicide note in which she accused her husband and in-laws of taking away her son

gurgaon Updated: Dec 15, 2017 22:17 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
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Shakeela, the deceased constable, was posted at Shivaji Nagar police station.(HT PHOTO)

A 35-year old woman constable posted in Shivaji Nagar police station was found hanging at her official resident in Palam Vihar on Friday afternoon.

The deceased, identified as Shakeela, hanged herself with a plastic rope in her room around 1.30pm, the police said. Police said she left a suicide note saying that owing to a marital discord, her son was taken away by her husband and in-laws.

Shakeela was posted at Shivaji Nagar police station. The suicide note further states that she lost the will to live after her husband took away her son.

“I filed for divorce case and also filed a domestic violence case against my husband and in-laws, but there has been no progress on both fronts. Only hearings have been held without any result. My son was my life and without him, my life has no meaning,” the constable wrote in the suicide note addressed to her father and mother.

She also accused her husband, his sisters and mother of harassing her and forcing her to take the extreme step.

In the note, she also made an appeal to the city police to give a job to her elder sister, who is jobless and is having trouble making ends meet. She said she couldn’t meet her son owing to marital issues and it made her lose all hope in life.

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Referring to the compensation in the event of her death, she said she wanted the money to be given to her family members and not her husband and in-laws. She also apologised to her family for taking the extreme step, the police said.

Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon police said that action has been initiated under section 174 of the CrPC and a case will be registered on the basis of the statement by her family members.

On November 24, a police assistant sub-inspector posted at Ballabhgarh in Faridabad had committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan at her home in Shikohpur village in the Kherki Daula police station area. The officer, identified as Sant Kumar, had attended a relative’s wedding reception and killed himself after returning home.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 22:17 IST