Published On : Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

Hubby, in-laws booked for abetting woman’s suicide over dowry

Dowry Suicide
MIDC police on Tuesday booked a woman’s husband and in-laws on the charges of abetting her suicide over dowry money demand.

According to police, Swati Vikas Gautam (30), resident of Mahajanwadi, near Palkar Sabhagruha, Hingna Road, committed suicide between 7 and 7.40 pm on Tuesday (April 25) by hanging to a ceiling fan with the help of an odhni. Initially, cops registered a case of accidental death and launched a probe.

During the investigation and a complaint lodged by mother of Swati, Sushma Dhansingh Gaur (55) of Hinganghat, it came to the fore that Swati had married Vikas Vijaysingh Gautam (30). However, just after a month after their marriage, her husband Vikas, father-in-law Vijaysingh Gautam (55) and mother-in-law Uma Vijaysingh Gautam (50) started torturing Swati, mentally and physically, over dowry demand. Fed up with the harassment, Swati ended her life by hanging.

Based on the complaint, MIDC API V D Godbole booked the accused under Sections 306, 34 of the IPC and probing the case further.