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Claiming ‘loss of honour’, physically challenged couple ‘commit’ suicide

On August 26, Rajpal sent a complaint to the SP alleging that his wife has fled with Rs 5,000 and jewellery. Rjapal later found the woman at her parents’ house.

By: Express News Service | Allahabad |
August 29, 2015 9:29:12 am

A newly-wed physically challenged couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance under Manjhanpur police station area of Kaushambi district Thursday. The police recovered sulphas tablets, besides several documents from near the bodies. While one was a suicide note alleging that they were taking the extreme step after losing “honour”, the other documents reveal a history of domestic discord between the duo.

On a complaint lodged by the woman’s father, a case of abetment to suicide against four persons, including one named in the suicide note, has been registered and two persons have been arrested Rajpal (25) and Manju (22) were found unconscious by the roadside in Samda village around 4.30pm and were rushed to a government hospital where they were declared brought dead.

As per SSP, Kaushambi, Satyarth Aniruddh Pankaj, Mohabbatpur Jeeta village resident Rajpal, who was affected with polio in hands and legs, had got married to Manju of Malak Bhayal village in April this year. Manju too was affected with polio in her right leg. Within a month, one Virendra from Manju’s village came to Rajpal’s house, the SSP said. Manju reportedly told Rajpal that she wanted to live with Virendra, he added.

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“A panchayat was held where the woman reiterated that she wanted to live with Virendra. For two months, she stayed with Virendra. One of the documents, on a stamp paper, recovered from near the was this agreement. However, with villagers questioning the arrangement, Manju returned to live with her husband. As per the other documents recovered, it was decided that Manju would be able to go to her parents’ village only after Rajpal’s permission,” the SSP said.

On August 26, Rajpal sent a complaint to the SP alleging that his wife has fled with Rs 5,000 and jewellery. Rjapal later found the woman at her parents’ house.

“Rajpal’s father has told us that they left together on August 27. He was unaware of what transpired in between, which led to the incident. Further investigations are on,” the SSP added.

On the complaint of the woman’s father, a case of abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered against Virendra, his father Murli, brother Rajendra, and uncle Bansi. “Bansi and Murli have been arrested. Virendra is said to be working somewhere in Chennai. Efforts are on to trace him,” he said.

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