A customer service agent of Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her apartment in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area, said police Wednesday.
Preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Bharti Sharma (30), did not leave behind a suicide note, but a magisterial inquiry was ordered after the woman’s family members alleged that her husband and in-laws were harassing her for dowry, police added.
Sharma’s husband, Tarun (31), was arrested after his statement was recorded before the magistrate, said police.
Nupur Prasad, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south district), said the incident was reported Tuesday evening when Sharma was found hanging by her family members. “The PCR call was made by Bharti’s husband. He informed the police that the main door was locked from inside and the door was opened in the presence of a witness. Bharti was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a room,” Prasad added.
A case has been registered in Mehrauli police station under IPC sections 304 B(Dowry death) and 498 A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 34 (Common intention).
A police officer said, “The statement of the woman’s family has been recorded in front of the SDM and inquest proceedings are on.”
The victim’s father, Narinder Kumar Sharma, a journalist, said, “They got married February 24 this year. It was a love marriage, as Tarun earlier worked with her in the same airline. But after marriage, Tarun and his parents were pressuring her for money and forcing her to take a loan. This was torturing her mentally. Due to this pressure, she was stressed and took this extreme step.”