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Harassed for dowry, woman hangs self

Press Trust of India  |  Shirdi 

A 24-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in a village here, police said today.

Yogita Mahale, a resident of Pohegaon village, nearly 13 km from here, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her residence on Thursday after being constantly harassed by her husband and in-laws, Shirdi police station in-charge Pramod Wagh said.

According to complaint lodged by the deceased's sister yesterday, she was being mentally and physically harassed by her husband and in-laws for dowry and she was disturbed by it for past sometime.

A case has been registered against the woman's husband Nilesh, father-in-law Madhukar Mahale and mother-in-law Nita under IPC sections 498 (A)(domestic violence), 306 (abetment of suicide).

The accused are at large now and a hunt has been launched to nab them, police added.

First Published: Sat, May 09 2015. 17:57 IST
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