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In 2 days,3 women end lives,allege harassment by husbands

Three married women have committed suicide,in separate incidents,following alleged mental and physical harassment by their husbands and in laws over the last two days.

Three married women have committed suicide,in separate incidents,following alleged mental and physical harassment by their husbands and in laws over the last two days.

24-year-old Surekha Ashok Aswale,resident of Ordnance Estate in Khadki hanged herself at her residence on Tuesday. The Khadki police have arrested her husband Ashok (30),mother-in -law Hasabai (59) and anotherfamily member under section 498 (a),306 of the Indian Penal Code. According to the police,Surekha got married to Ashok on May 16,2005. But she could not conceive. So her husband and in-laws allegedly tortured her. Unable to bear harassment,she killed herself. She was found dead around 9.30 am on Tuesday.

In another case,24-year-old Usha Lomte of Dais Plot slums,Gultekdi,committed suicide by setting herself on fire on Monday afternoon.

The Swargate police have arrested her husband Amol (27) and mother-in-law Laxmi (45). Police said that Amol allegedly beat Usha under the influence of alcohol. Also,the mother-in-law Laxmi allegedly subjected her to severe mental and physical torture,due to which she tooke her life.

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A pregnant woman,Archana Pavane (20) of Sargam Chawl in Bibvewadi committed suicide by setting herself on fire after her husband Ramdas thrashed her on Monday. The Sahkarnagar police have arrested Ramdas in this case. Police said that Archana and Ramdas got married in 2005. Ramdas asked her to bring money from her parents. When she failed,he allegedly harassed her under the influence of alcohol. Police said that Archana was five months pregnant,but still Ramdas thrashed her on Monday. So,she committed suicide. Police sub inspector B N Rathod is investigating the case.

First published on: 12-08-2010 at 04:44:54 am
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