Woman’s suicide: Husband among three booked

Woman’s suicide: Husband among three booked

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 22

A woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her in-laws’ residence in Gurpal Nagar, Daba road, on Monday night.

On the complaint of woman’s kin, a case of dowry death was registered against woman’ s husband Lakshay, mother-in-law Poonam and a cousin of her husband, Mani, on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Ekta, alias Navika.

The deceased’s mother, Anu of Gurgaon, told the police that “My daughter Ekta was raised by my mother Manjit Kaur in Ludhiana. My mother had solemnised her marriage with Lakshay in July 2021. After marriage, Ekta’s husband and mother-in-law started torturing Ekta for more dowry.”

The complainant alleged that recently Lakshay had demanded Rs 5 lakh from her but when she refused the same, the accused threatened to torture Ekta. Since both husband and mother-in-law of the deceased were working, they used to lock the victim at home everyday. Her daughter was under depression due to all these things.

On Monday evening, her husband called and said Ekta had committed suicide. The deceased’s mother suspected that her daughter had not committed suicide rather she was killed and then, the incident was shown as a suicide. The accused had hung Ekta from the ceiling fan, she alleged.

Investigating officer ASI Lakhbir Singh said a case had been registered and raids were conducted to nab the accused.

Tribune Shorts


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