The Hush Post, Ludhiana: A 28-year-old Ludhiana woman hanged self to commit suicide after her husband allegedly thrashed her. The woman took the extreme step as she had tried to stop her husband from excessive drinking.
As per police, deceased Shakuntala Devi,’s husband and her father-in-law had badly thrashed her. Though prima facie it appears that Shakuntala hanged herself to commit suicide, her father alleged she was murdered. Shakuntala was a resident of Gurmel Nagar in Daba area of the city, Hindustan Times reported.
Ever since the incident, Shakuntala’s husband and father-in-law are absconding. Shakuntala’s father has alleged that the accused murdered her and then hanged her body to make it appear the suicide.
The Daba police have initiated investigating the matter. The police have sent the dead body to civil hospital for post mortem.
Victim’s father alleges it to be a murder
The victim’s father Malkhan said his daughter had got married to Dinesh Kumar 10 years ago and they have three children.
He alleged that Dinesh used to thrash Shakuntra in an inebriated condition. He had intervened in the matter several times following the complaints of her. Dinesh Kumar apologized for it and promised for not repeating the things again, but he never kept his words.
He further said that on Monday night Dinesh Kumar and his father Nathan Lal were taking liquor. When they had enough liquor Shakuntla tried to stop them for drinking and asked to come for dinner. Enraged over her intervention Dinesh and Nathan Lal thrashed her badly.
“She made a complaint to me over the phone about it. I assured her that I will take her along with me on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday morning she hanged self with ceiling fan. At that time her three children were playing in the veranda,” Malkhan said.
“Her elder son was the first person to witness her lifeless body hanging with the ceiling fan when he went in the room. He raised alarm following which neighbour huddled there and sounded to police,” he added.
He suspected that Dinesh and his father have murdered Shakuntala and hanged her body with ceiling fan to prove it suicide.
Daba SHO Inspector Pavittar Singh said prima facie it appears as suicide. The police are waiting for the post mortem report of the victim for further action. He added that husband and father-in-law of woman are absconded after her death.