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Gujarat woman kills self by jumping into river; records message on phone before ending life

The incident took place on February 25 and police identified the victim as Ayesha Khan who also spoke to her husband and parents before taking the extreme step, an official said.

Published: 01st March 2021 02:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2021 02:42 PM   |  A+A-

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The incident took place on February 25. (Representational Photo)

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: A woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad in Gujarat soon after recording a video on her mobile phone, leading to her husband being booked for abetment to suicide, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on February 25 and police identified the victim as Ayesha Khan (23) who also spoke to her husband and parents before taking the extreme step, an official said.

According to the FIR lodged by her father Liyakatali Makrani at Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station a day later, Ayesha's husband Arif Babukhan inflicted mental torture on her and told her "die if you want to, and send me a video".

In the video, which went viral on social media, Ayesha can be heard saying she is not taking the step under any pressure.

As per police, she told her parents she did not want her husband in her life anymore and that she was tired of life.

A Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station official said Arif Babukhan is yet to be arrested and probe into the incident continued.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call AASRA's 24x7 Helpline: +91-9820466726 for assistance.)



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