Woman hangs self; hubby, in-laws booked for abetment

"The couple were married 10 years ago. Shrikant seems to run a photo studio while the woman was employed in a private firm. They had a heated argument last night," Ramgopalpet police station inspector P Murali Krishna said.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:October 16, 2016 8:45 pm

A woman allegedly committed suicide at her house in Ramgopalpet area in Hyderabad on Sunday, following which her husband and in-laws were booked on charge of abetment to suicide, police said. Swetha, aged between 30-32, was found hanging in her room to ceiling fan this morning by her husband Shrikant. “The couple were married 10 years ago. Shrikant seems to run a photo studio while the woman was employed in a private firm. They had a heated argument last night,” Ramgopalpet police station inspector P Murali Krishna said.

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However, Swetha’s parents alleged that her husband and in-laws used to torture their daughter for money as Shrikant didn’t do any work. “Our daughter was regularly tortured by Shrikant and his parents. There are injury marks on her hands…she has not hanged herself…we want justice,” they demanded.

Following the allegations of physical and mental harassment, police registered a case of abetment to suicide against Shrikant and his parents. Further investigation is on.

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