A 35-year-old widow, who was allegedly being harassed by her in-laws, jumped off the fifth floor of an under-construction building in south Delhi's Kishangarh. Bhupendri Mehlawat is currently undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital and her condition is critical, the police said. The woman's son Deepanshu told police that after his father died three years ago, Bhupendri was allegedly being harassed by her three sisters-in-law for property and money. Deepanshu tried to save her but before he could do anything, she jumped off yesterday evening at 5.30 PM.
The incident has left the lower part of her body paralysed. The police have lodged a case under section 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), the maximum punishment for which is an imprisonment of three years, at the Vasant Kunj (North) police station. Bhupendri lives in Kishangarh with her two children, 17- year-old Priya and her younger son Deepanshu. She lost her husband Sanjeev in 2014.
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