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Gujarat: Man ends life, daughter-in-law booked for abetment

Deepak Shah, a resident of Someshwar Bungalows in Satellite area and owner a coal storage unit in the old city, was found hanging at his residence on February 28. The family, police said, had cremated the body without informing them.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: April 5, 2021 10:39:30 pm
GujaratThe incident comes a day after ATSUM picketed government offices in Hill districts of Manipur as part of their agitation over the delay of the Autonomous District Council (ADC) Election in Hill districts. (Representational)

A woman has been booked on charges of abetment of suicide, more than a month after her father-in-law, Deepak Shah (75) was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence at Satellite area in Ahmedabad, police said Monday.

The case was filed after the family submitted a typed letter, purportedly written Shah, alleging the woman, Netra, of mental harassment, an official from Satellite police station said.

Shah, a resident of Someshwar Bungalows in Satellite area and owner a coal storage unit in the old city, was found hanging at his residence on February 28. The family, police said, had cremated the body without informing them.

“A family doctor had declared Shah dead, following which the family cremated the body in presence of their community people. No post mortem was conducted. On Sunday, the family submitted a letter, allegedly typed by Shah, to the police. They claimed to have found the letter from the septuagenarian’s cupboard. The letter stated that Shah purportedly took the extreme step due to the mental harassment meted out by Netra. The contents of the letter are yet to be verified,” the police official said.

Netra has been booked under IPC section 306 for abetment of suicide.

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