Published On : Wed, Sep 25th, 2013

Two elder women chose suicide to get rid of their problems


Nagpur News : Unbearable pain, depression and poverty forced two city women, in their 50s, to commit suicide. Both the deceased were fighting from the depression of their problems from long time.

Paranoia patient Firoza Shaukat Ali, a resident of Sangharsh Nagar, Tipu Sultan Square, would fear that somebody would either harm or kill her. Police informed that Ali had earlier attempt to commit suicide but was saved by her sons. However, they failed this time. Ali was staying with her sons.

She took the extreme step on Tuesday morning while she had gone to take bath and set herself ablaze by pouring kerosene. Her sons were left stunned as they didn’t hear her screams for help. It was the smoke coming from the bathroom that helped them to know about the suicide.

She succumbed during treatment at Mayo hospital on Wednesday morning. Yashodhara Nagar police has registered the suicide as a case of an accidental death.

Ganga Nagar resident Godanbai Bopche chose to end her life to reduce the burden of her unaffordable medical expenses from her son.

The victim was having a tumour in her stomach. Though she was undergoing treatment at a private hospital, doctors has suggested for an operation that would charge Rs 40,000. His son, a labourer, was struggling hard to get the money. Fatefully, he lost job a few weeks ago.

While Godanbai was unable to bear the pain, she was also depressed due to the burden on her son. On Tuesday night, she left home alone after her son went asleep on Tuesday night. The next morning, her body was found floating in the nearby well. Gittikhadan police shifted the body for post mortem at Mayo hospital and registered the case of an accidental death.