A 22-year-old woman Wednesday attempted suicide at the grave of a Muslim man in Muzaffarnagar, a day after he died allegedly after consuming poison. Danish Qureshi, 25, had reportedly committed suicide Monday when his parents refused to let him marry the woman who is a Hindu.
The woman, who had reached Muzaffarnagar from Uttarakhand, was rushed to hospital by people present at the graveyard. Her condition is stated to be stable. The incident was reported from Purkazi police station limits. Danish, who owned a footwear shop at Jwalapur locality in Haridwar, was reportedly in love with the woman.
On Monday, Danish came to Muzaffarnagar to discuss with his parents his plans to marry the woman. A heated exchange followed and Danish left home. When he returned home in the evening, his condition had started deteriorating. He had allegedly consumed some poisonous substance and died before the family could take him to a hospital, SHO, Purkazi police station, Bhanu Pratap Singh said. The family buried the body without informing the police.
Upon learning of his suicide, the woman boarded a bus and reached Muzaffarnagar Tuesday. She visited Danish’s house in Kasaban locality the following day and collected information about the place where he had been buried. She went there and consumed the poison, police added.
The police found a suicide note, in which she identifies herself as Danish’s “wife” and terms his death as the reason behind her “taking her own life”. She did not hold anybody responsible.
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“We are yet to record her statement in detail about when she got married and whether Danish’s parents knew about it. She has yet to produce any evidence to corroborate her marriage,” the SHO said. Danish’s father has refuted the woman’s claims that his son was married.