A BHEL engineer and her family members have been booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of her husband, who jumped off a high-rise building in Noida. The 39-year-old man jumped off the 10th floor of his residence around 10 am Monday.
Police suspected it to be suicide, and the man’s family submitted a complaint the next day against his 32-year-old wife and her family, for allegedly torturing him mentally and physically.
“An FIR was filed under IPC section 306 (abetment of suicide) against the woman, her parents and two brothers. The man’s family alleged the woman’s family would harass him over the couple’s financial issues. They claimed he was tired of the continuous torture. We will take statements of the accused family members and make arrests accordingly,” said an officer from Expressway Police Station.
Police said the woman worked in BHEL’s Haridwar office as an engineer, and recently shifted to the Noida branch.
The man had worked as a computer engineer at an American firm.
The two got married in 2014 and were initially living without conflict at Sector 45. They began having fights soon after, due to which the man had to quit his job, the FIR alleged.
As the fights became more frequent, the man shifted to a new apartment, where he lived alone.
He tried to start his own business, which did not take off. The FIR also alleged that the woman’s brothers beat him up, and demanded Rs 50 lakh and a flat he owned. Following this, he became scared and withdrawn as a result, his family alleged.
Police said neighbours would often see him throwing utensils out of the balcony in anger.
The man’s family told police that days before his suicide, he also received a death threat from the woman’s parents.