Published On : Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Woman, heckled and insulted over money, immolates self in Gittikhadan

In a sensational incident, a woman, insulted and heckled over money in the middle of road, committed suicide by immolating self in Gittikhadan area. Eight persons have been booked on the charges of abetting the woman’s suicide.

The deceased has been identified as Shahnaz Jahid Khan (47), resident of Patel Nagar, Borgaon. According to police, Shahnaz had borrowed money from the accused Ashia alias Ruksana of Patel Nagar, Shahabaz of Chhaoni, Janisar Akhtar Sheikh, Taslim Bano, Amir Sheikh Autowala of Patel Nagar, Tausif Sheikh, Taufiq Sheikh and Sarang. However, for reasons, Shahnaz was not able to return the borrowed money and hence was being harassed by the accused. An ugly scene took place on April 15. Around 12 noon when Shahnaz was going somewhere walking, the accused accosted her and demanded their money. When she failed to return the money, the accused heckled her in a very indecent manner in the middle of the road and also snatched her purse.

Hurt, insulted and fed up with the harassment, Shahnaz ended her life by pouring kerosene on her person and immolated self.

Based on a complaint and probe report, Gittikhadan PSI Narwade has booked the eight accused Ashia alias Ruksana, Shahabaz, Janisar Akhtar Sheikh, Taslim Bano, Amir Sheikh Autowala, Tausif Sheikh, Taufiq Sheikh and Sarang under Sections 306, 34 of the IPC. Further investigation is underway.