Naushera: Police arrests victim’s husband for abetment to suicide

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Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday arrested a man on charges of abetment of suicide regarding death of a woman (his wife) in Naushera sub-division of Rajouri district.

A police official told GNS that information was received through reliable sources on May 15 that one 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.

He said that during course of enquiry, 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 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 offense 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 said.

“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 deceased, is found involved in charges of abetment to suicide and had created hard circumstances for deceased due to which she took this extreme step.

SSP Rajouri Mohammad Aslam in the meanwhile told GNS that this is second such case worked out in Nowshera sub division in last two months and 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. (GNS)

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