Ludhiana: ‘Harassed’ over domestic dispute, woman ends life

A 35-year-old woman was found hanging in Dhillon Nagar of Daba on Friday.

Her father, a resident of Patiala, alleged that she was harassed by her husband and in-laws, who used to accuse her of not performing daily chores properly. At the time of the incident, the woman was alone at home.

Daba police have booked her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law for abetting her suicide.

The FIR has been registered following the statement of her father.

It is the fifth such incident in the past 16 days when a woman has ended her life after allegedly being harassed by her husband and in-laws.

The complainant said his daughter had married the accused, who works at an electrical shop, in April 2020. He told the police that the accused used to harass his daughter over not performing daily chores, including washing clothes, doing dishes and cleaning.

She had shared her ordeal with him several times and he intervened in the matter too, but to no avail, the complainant added.

He alleged that the accused had called him on Friday evening, stating that his daughter was not well and they were taking her to hospital.

He immediately rushed to Ludhiana. He came to know that his daughter had hanged herself.

ASI Jagtar Singh, who is investigating the case, said that the woman was physically weak. The FIR has been registered under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused.

Efforts are being made to arrest the accused, the cop added.

Previous similar incidents

On February 16, a 28-year-old woman, reportedly harassed by her husband and in-laws, had committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan of her house in Bulara village. Sadar police had arrested her husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law for dowry death. The victim had married her husband, a software engineer, three years ago. The couple had a one-year-old son.

On February 18, on allegedly being harassed by her husband and in-laws, a 32-year-old woman had ended her life by consuming poison. Division Number 3 police had registered an FIR against her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law for abetting her suicide.

On February 22, another 32-year-old woman had killed herself after being ‘harassed’ by her husband and in-laws in Satiana village. The Koom Kalan police had lodged a case of abetment to suicide against the accused.

On February 25, a 26-year-old woman ended her life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in Kheda village. The woman was two-month pregnant. She was allegedly harassed for giving birth to a girl child by her husband and in-laws.

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