Woman ends life on husband’s 3rd death anniversary

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 19

A 62-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself at her home on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Tarsem Kaur of Hardeep Nagar at Hoshiarpur Road in Jalandhar.

As per reports, she was staying alone at her home and was depressed since long. The police said Kaur’s husband, who retired from the Police Department,

had died three years ago in an accident. “It was her husband’s third death anniversary today. That might have led the woman to take such an extreme step,” an official said.

Kaur has left behind three children, two daughters and a son, who are married and live in Canada. As per unconfirmed reports, the deceased had video called her son before she took the extreme step. Neighbours received a call from her son who asked them to look after her mother, as she was depressed, the police said.

Sulakhan Singh Bajwa, SHO, Ramamandi police station, said they received the information around 9 in the morning. So, the exact time of suicide is not known. “Her son will fly down on Saturday. Until then, the body has been kept in the mortuary. Further probe will be done once her son is back,” the SHO said.

As per the information, loneliness caused a deep impact on Kaur and she used to stay sad after her husband’s demise. The police said her relatives also live nearby, but nobody was with her when she committed suicide.

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