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Indore: Married engineer woman hangs self


Indore: A 24-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling in Bhanwarkuan area on Saturday evening. No suicide note was recovered from the spot so the reason for her suicide could not be known yet. However, family members alleged that she was being harassed by her in-laws. Police are investigating the case and are waiting for the autopsy report.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Divya Thakur, a resident of Pipliyarao area of the city. She was found hanging by her in-laws after which she was taken to a hospital where she was declared brought dead. Preliminary investigation revealed that Divya was an engineering graduate. She got married to Ankur Thakur in June 2015. He father-in-law is a policeman and is posted at city police station.

CSP Shashikant Kankane said that no suicide note was recovered from the spot and the reason of her suicide could not be known. The statements of her family members and in-laws are being taken to know the reason of her suicide. The body has been handed over to her parents after post-mortem.

Sources claimed that she was being harassed by her in-laws for dowry and external injury marks were also found on her body. Her family members also alleged that they had given money and other goods during her marriage but the in-laws were demanding more money. However, police officials said that the investigation is underway into the case.

Hubby arrested in dowry death

In another case, police arrested a man in connection with his wife’s suicide on Sunday. CSP Manoj Ratnakar said that Deepika Sharma (29), a resident of Dwarkapuri committed suicide by hanging self from the ceiling. During investigation it was found that she was being harassed by her hubby and other in-laws for dowry after which a case was registered and husband Mayank Sharma was arrested. Before police arrested her husband, Deepika’s family members on Sunday reached DIG office where they submitted a memorandum to a police officer alleging that police did not take any action against her husband and other accused as she was harassed by them.