Domestic abuse: Pune woman kills self, 2-year-old daughter in Bhor

The man, in his 30s, was arrested by Rajgad police on Tuesday night.  

pune Updated: Jun 21, 2018 15:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Her husband, his mother and sister were booked at Rajgadh police station in Pune rural police jurisdiction for driving the woman to commit suicide and kill her daughter.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A woman form Dhankawadi and her two-and-a-half-year old daughter were found dead in Hatvevillage of Bhore region of Maharashtra. Their bodies were recovered from Bhor on Tuesday morning and a case in the matter was registered on Tuesday night.

Her husband, his mother and sister werebooked at Rajgadh policestation in Pune rural police jurisdiction for driving the woman to commit suicideand kill her daughter.The man, in his30s, was arrested by Rajgad police onTuesday night.

The deceased woman was identified as NilamThite, 25, while her daughter was identifiedas Ketki Thite, according tothe police. The arrested man was identifiedas Manoj Dinkar Thite, a resident ofDhankawdi.

"He works in a small hardware store inDhankawadi. They lived there with theirdaughter. She came to Hatve and committedsuicide. We found the bodies on Tuesday andarrested him immediately. We could not arrest the twowomen in the night, but we have called themfor questioning in the matter," said policeinspector BS Godse of Rajgad police station.

The complaint in the matter was filed by thedeceased woman's 60-year-old father, who claimed that hisdaughter was constantly tortured from thebeginning of her marriage in 2015. Hesubmitted in his complaint that the Thitefamily members troubled her for the flowerarrangement at their wedding while alsotaunting and hitting her for taking too longin the bathroom or getting ready.

The couple had been fighting before the woman took the drastic step, according to the police. Nilam, who was a housewife, was in the house till Manoj left for work in the morning. She is believed to have travelled to Hatve village, Manoj's native place, in order to end her life as well as her daughter's.

A case under Sections 498(a) (domestic violence), 306 (abetment to suicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with an intention of provoking beach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the three persons at Rajgad police station.

Past incidents

June 19: Rajesh Dattu Ramane, 40, was booked with three others for driving his wife Vandana Ramane (2000-2018) to set herself ablaze. Case under Sections 498(a), 306, 323, 504 and 34 of IPC registered at Nigdi police station.

June 18: A 29-year-old woman was booked for driving her husband to attempt suicide after they got into fight over a couple whom they had given shelter in their house. Even though he survived, a case under Section 403, 511, 323, 504 and 506 of IPC was registered against the wife and three others at Sanghvi police station.

June 18: A man's father-in-law was booked for driving him to commit suicide by jumping in front of a railway train. Lalitsingh Deepsingh Tanwar, 53, was kicked out of his house by his father-in-law, before he killed himself.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 15:12 IST