Married woman ends her life in Delhi

November 16th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) In separate incidents, a married woman and a 16-year-old boy ended their lives at their homes in the national capital Sunday, the police said.According to the police, Saroj, 25, committed suicide around 11 a.m. by hanging herself from a ceiling fan when she was alone at her house in NDMC colony near Mandir Marg area of New Delhi.

Her parents alleged that she committed suicide due to dowry harassment by her in-laws.

However, her husband Rajesh, a sweeper with the New Delhi Municipal Corporation, told the police that Saroj was in depression as she had no child even after four years of marriage. She was reportedly under medication for not being able to conceive.

In the other case, a 16-year-old boy hanged himself to death at his house in E block area of Nand Nagri of north-east Sunday.

The police said the victim, Rehan, a student of Class 12 in a government school, was alone at home. The boy’s family members told the police that he had asked his younger brother Akeel to get biscuits before he ended his life.

Rehan’s mother was in the market and his father was out of the town.

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