Published On : Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

Hubby arrested for forcing wife to commit suicide over dowry

Dowry Suicide
In what appeared to an accidental death of a young woman eventually turned out to be suicide to escape torture at the hands of senseless husband over dowry demand. It was reported that the deceased, Karshma Suraj Fakirde (22), a resident of Marwadi Square, Itwari, while cooking food, had suffered severe burn injuries as the stove suddenly exploded. The tragic incident had taken place on May 23, 2017. Karishma succumbed to her burn injuries on June 1 while undergoing treatment Mayo Hospital. At that time, police had registered a case of accidental death and launched a thorough investigation into the matter.

Subsequent probe revealed that Karishma’s husband Suraj Deepak Fakirde (30) was demanding her to bring money from her parents since past one year. The accused Suraj also suspected Karishma’s character and subjected her to severe mental and physical torture. Fed up with the dowry demand and harassment by Suraj, Karishma poured kerosene on her person and set her ablaze.

Based on the probe report and a complaint lodged by Karishma’s mother Chhayabai Manohar Meshram (45), Lakadganj API S S Mule booked the accused Suraj Fakirde under Sections 498(A), 304(B) of the IPC and arrested him.