Ludhiana: Husband, 4 of family booked for ‘driving woman to suicide’
The police booked the husband and in-laws for abetment to suicide after the deceased’s brother alleged that the woman was killed for not being able to bear a male child.punjab Updated: Jun 04, 2018 11:02 IST
A 26-year-old woman was on Saturday found dead under mysterious circumstances at her house in Bhagatt Singh Colony of Moti Nagar.
The police booked the husband and in-laws for abetment to suicide after the deceased’s brother alleged that the woman was killed for not being able to bear a male child.
The deceased, identified as Sushma, married Ramesh Kumar, a factory worker, seven years back. The couple had a 3-year-old and a two-month-old daughter together.
Arvind Kumar of Giaspura alleged that his sister’s husband and her in-laws started harassing Sushma after she gave birth to the second daughter. He claimed that on Friday night, Ramesh thrashed his sister following which he called them asking them to take her home.
“On Saturday morning, Sushma called us and said she was fine and asked us to not worry. At 9am, her sister-in-law Soni told us that Sushma was unwell and being taken to a hospital,” said Arvind.
“We rushed to their house. Sushma was taken to a private hospital where she was declared dead,” he added.
Arvinder alleged that Ramesh and his family members killed his sister.
A scuffle broke out between kin of the deceased and her husband at the civil hospital when the body was sent for autopsy. However, relatives intervened.
Sub-inspector Parveen Randev, SHO at Moti Nagar police station said, “Prima facie, the woman died due to hanging with the ceiling fan, but the cause of death will be ascertained after the postmortem.”
He added that deceased’s husband Ramesh Kumar, father-in-law Raj Kumar, mother-in-law Maya Devi, brother-in-law Suresh Kumar and his wife Soni were booked under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.
The SHO said more sections could be added according to the postmortem report of the deceased.