24-Year-Old Kills Self, Due to Pressure of In-Laws

‘His in-laws were threatening to incriminate him if he did not pay Rs.15 Lakh’

A man in his 20’s died allegedly after consuming poison in Dwarka. The man took this ultimate step apparently because he was being harassed by his wife and her parents, the Police said on Wednesday.

He passes away on July 26, in the hospital. A senior police officer said that the deceased hailed from Haryana and lived in Dwarka North. His father alleged that the deceased’s wife and her parents had been threatening to implicate his son on charges of harassment and under SC/ST Act if he did not give them Rs.15 Lakh as settlement. His in-laws had also declared that they would also throw dowry charges against him in case of non- payment.

The police have registered a case under Section 306 (abatement to suicide) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and begun probe.

The deceased’s father, in his complaint said to the police, that his son had met his daughter-in-law in 2016 and the two fell in love. The woman’s parents were apparently against the relationship and were not in favour of their marriage, but the couple tied the knot in 2018 in a temple.

“The deceased wife’s parents did not stop interfering in the couple’s life and
lodge several complaints in Bindapur and Mohan Garden police stations against my son. Tired of the situation, even my daughter-in-law submitted a complaint with the police in 2018. But, she gradually sided with her parents and went to stay with them,” the father told the police.

On July 25, the father added, the 24-year-old called a friend and lent his bike. In the evening, he called the friend again and told him that he had consumed poison and asked him to come and collect his bike from certain location in Dwarka.

“The friend then took him to hospital from where he was referred to another. He, however, died during treatment,” a police office mentioned.

The police said that a case was registered on Tuesday and the claims made by the deceased’s father was probed. Nobody has been arrested in the case so far, the police said.

-Anchal Jain

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