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Pune man, booked for driving his wife to suicide, hangs himself

The man committed suicide, according to complaint, after his deceased wife's family made repeated demands of money to withdraw the domestic violence and abetment to suicide case against him. 

pune Updated: Sep 03, 2018 16:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The husband himself was booked earlier for abetment to his wife’s suicide. (AFP)

Eight persons of a deceased woman's family were booked for abetment to suicide of her husband.

The husband himself was booked earlier for abetment to his wife’s suicide.

The man committed suicide, according to complaint, after his deceased wife's family made repeated demands of money to withdraw the domestic violence and abetment to suicide case against him.

The deceased has been identified as Afzal Mehboob Shaikh, 29, and the complaint in the matter was filed by his brother Shareef Mehboob Shaikh, 21, a resident of Hirvi chawl, Janwadi, Pune.

Afzal Shaikh was found hanging from the ceiling of his house in Hirvi Chawl around 1.30 pm on Friday.

"The case of domestic violence against the deceased man was filed six months ago. His mother, one brother and a few others were also booked in that case. His father is no more," said police sub inspector (PSI) AR Shinde of Janwadi police outpost under Chatuhshrungi police station.

Having dropped out of school before Class 10, Shaikh owned a truck which he used to transport construction material in, or debris from demolished sites, police said. The family members of his deceased wife were asking him to pay Rs 50,00,000 before, as well as after filing the case against him, the complaint stated.

“We are on a lookout for them. They were not present at their current registered address,” said PSI Shinde.

A case under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the eight people at Chatuhshrungi police station.

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 16:46 IST