A woman and her two teenage daughters attempted suicide by consuming pesticide Tuesday on the premises of district court here for their alleged “harassment” by a policeman.
“After they consumed pesticide, the women — identified as Nasreen Gulzar (33) and her two daughters Najnin (16) and Sirin (14) — were rushed to Rajkot Civil Hospital, where their condition is stated to be normal,” said Dhoraji Police Inspector Vijay Chaudhary. Nasreen, mother of five daughters and a resident of Dhoraji town in the district, alleged that a policeman from Rajkot had been harassing her family and that her husband was booked under false charges.
According to the police, Gulzar and her two daughters consumed mosquito repellent liquid on the premises of the Rajkot District Session Court around 11 am, near the court room of the Principal Judge Tuesday morning.
“She said the policeman would drop in at her residence anytime and harass her and her daughters,” said Pradhyuman Nagar Police Inspector R Y Raval.
Dhoraji Police Inspector Vijay Chaudhary said, “Her husband Makshud Gulzar has been booked under various charges last month, including rioting and cheating and since then he has been absconding.”
Rajkot Superintendent of Police Antrip Sud said, “We are inquiring the allegations made by Nasreen Gulzar. Her husband has been booked for some charges and has been absconding.”
(With inputs from PTI)