Gittikhadan police booked two persons for allegedly abetting a woman to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze. On February 13 the woman set herself ablaze and she succumbed to her burn injuries on February 18.
Earlier, cops registered a case of accident and started the investigations. It was revealed in the investigations that the deceased Maya Prabhakar Sawarkar (21), a resident near Dabha Hanuman Mandir, frequently had verbal fights with her brother-in-law Vijay Vyankatrao Sawarkar (42) and sister-in-law Savita Vijay Sawarkar (32) over land issues. The accused often used abusive language and insulted Maya who lived with her husband, son Nayan and mother-in-law Shakuntala.
Frustrated over the regular fights and insults from her in-laws, Maya finally took the extreme step and burnt herself by pouring kerosene on self. She was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital but she succumbed to her burn injuries later. Cops, during investigations, learnt about the fights and harassment she suffered from her in-laws and booked them under Section 498 (a), 306, and 34 of the IPC.