Police Arrests Husband For Abetting Wife’s Suicide

SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday arrested a man on charges of abetment of suicide regarding the death of a woman (his wife) in the Nowshera sub-division of Rajouri district.

Quoting a police official news agency GNS reported that information was received through reliable sources on May 15 that Seema Devi wife of Rajesh Kumar resident of Chowki village of Nowshera was found hanging in her house and her death occurred in suspicious circumstances.

“To ascertain the cause of death an inquest proceeding U/S 174 CrPC was initiated vide DDR No 11 dated 15.05.2022 and enquiry was entrusted to PSI Vishal Kumar”, the official said adding during the course of the enquiry, the Enquiry Officer proceeded on spot and conducted all legal formalities that included preparation of the site plan and took the body in custody and after the autopsy, it (body) was handed over to parents (of the deceased).

“A Special Investigation Team headed by SDPO Nowshera Tusif Rishu and SHO Nowshera Rajesh Jasrotia under the supervision of Additional SP Nowshera Amit Verma carried out further investigation and an offence under section 306 IPC has been made out against husband of deceased namely Rajesh Kumar son of Krishan Lal resident of Chowki Nowshera”, the official informed on this, the inquest has now been converted in FIR No 87/2022 u/s 306 IPC which has been registered in Nowshera Police station and investigation and further legal proceedings are going on.

The official further said that the accused, who happens to be the husband of the deceased, is found involved in charges of abetment to suicide and had created hard circumstances for the deceased due to which she took this extreme step.

SSP Rajouri Mohammad Aslam in the meanwhile said that this is the second such case that worked out in Nowshera sub-division in last two months and the accused in both the cases happened to be the husbands of victim women.

He said that crime against women is a prime concern for police for which stern action as per laid down norms is being ensured.

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