Woman dies by suicide in Mumbai, kin allege dowry harassment

The in-laws then took the victim to Shatabdi Hospital where doctors declared her dead.

Published: 01st July 2020 05:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2020 05:37 PM   |  A+A-

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Employed as a painter, he was finding it difficult to pay for the treatment of his daughter. (Representational Image)


MUMBAI: A 29-year-old married woman allegedly died by suicide at her home in suburban Malad on Wednesday, police said.

The woman's brother alleged that since she got married two years ago, her in-laws and husband were harassing her for dowry, because of which she took the extreme step.

Around 11 am, the woman's father-in-law rang up her parents and said she had locked herself inside the bedroom of their house, and was not opening the door, according to the victim's brother.

The woman's parents then asked her in-laws to open the room with the help of keys.

When the in-laws opened the door, they found her hanging from the ceiling fan, a police official said.

The in-laws then took the victim to Shatabdi Hospital where doctors declared her dead, he said.

"We have registered an accidental death report on the basis of primary information. The allegations against her husband and in-laws will be probed," Dindoshi police station's senior inspector Dharnendra Kamble said.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call Sneha Foundation - 04424640050 (available 24x7) or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences' helpline - 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm.)

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