Couple held for woman’s suicide

The Virar police Thursday arrested a couple for allegedly harassing and eve-teasing their 23-year-old neighbour who set herself ablaze on August 28 and succumbed to burn injuries on Monday

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 6, 2013 2:32 am

The Virar police Thursday arrested a couple for allegedly harassing and eve-teasing their 23-year-old neighbour who set herself ablaze on August 28 and succumbed to burn injuries on Monday.

Raju Badodiya and his wife Purnima alias Rani were arrested on a complaint by the deceased’s husband,who alleged they would harass her by passing obscene comments.

According to the complainant,Raju misbehaved with her on August 28 as well after which she poured kerosene on herself and set herself ablaze.

“We have registered a case under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code against the couple,who have been remanded to police custody till September 7 by a Vasai court,” said Chandrakant Jadhav,police inspector of Virar police station.

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