Mumbai woman kills self five months after wedding, husband, in-laws arrested
A day before she committed suicide on September 10, her neighbour had called her father to inform him that she could hear Puja scream after being abused and assaulted by her in-lawsmumbai Updated: Sep 17, 2017 22:58 IST
A man, his brother and mother have been arrested for allegedly torturing his 23-year-old wife to the extent that she was forced to kill herself at their residence in Dharavi.
The Dharavi police said Puja Kamble and Tushar Kamble, 25, fell in love after meeting at a workplace four years ago and tied the knot on April 23. Puja’s father, a videographer, also gave dowry to Tushar’s family.
Soon after their wedding, Puja saw Tushar celebrate a woman’s birthday in Borivli national park when he had told her that he was at work. When she confronted him, Tushar and the other women with him beat her up, said the police. Also, Tushar’s mother Pratiksha, 49, used to taunt her that her father gave them low quality materials in dowry.
On July 12, Puja filed a non-cognizable complaint under section 504 of IPC against her in-laws at Dharavi police station. A day before she committed suicide on September 10, her neighbour had called her father to inform him that she could hear Puja scream after being abused and assaulted by her in-laws. After her suicide, her father registered an FIR under section 306, 498 A and 34 of IPC against the trio.
Senior police inspector Suryakant Bangar of Dharavi police said, “She did not leave a suicide note but based on other evidences and her father’s FIR, we have arrested the three. They are now sent to judicial custody. The claim Puja was mentally sick and had undergone treatment for it through an NGO.”
First Published: Sep 17, 2017 22:58 IST