'Harassed' by DDA men, woman attempts suicide

'Harassed' by DDA men, woman attempts suicide

Takes overdose of sleeping pills after they seal flat

 Fed up with Municipal Corporation of Delhi officials, who sealed her house thrice in past two years, a middle-aged woman attempted suicide at Vasant Vihar in south Delhi on Wednesday, police said.

Chandra Thakur, 57, was found lying in an unconscious state outside her Delhi Development Authority flat by her neighbours on Wednesday.
They informed police about the incident who rushed her to the AIIMS trauma centre.
“Chandra has been admitted to the hospital and her condition is out of danger,” said police officer.

During investigation, police found that Chandra consumed three sleeping pills outside her sealed house.

“We have recovered three sleeping pills which were apparently used by her in her attempt to suicide. The neighbours told us that Chandra frequently visited her sealed flat. On Wednesday evening, one of the nighbours saw her lying unconscious on the stairs near the flat,” said the officer.

Chandra wrote a suicide note on the wall of the sealed flat claiming that she is committing suicide because of three MCD officials — executive engineer J S Yadav, assistant engineer Bhusan Kumar and junior engineer Sunil Kumar — of Green Park office.

She also named a couple who are her neighbours and an office bearer of the resident welfare society of the area.

In her suicide note, she also alleged that these people conspired in the sealing of her house as many residents of the area have illegal construction but only her house was targeted.

During investigation, police found that Chandra, who works as senior administrative officer at a public school, was living in Mehrauli after her house was first sealed on January, 2011 over illegal construction.

Since then her house was sealed thrice and she was very upset over the behaviour of MCD officials.

Her husband Surender Singh Thakur, who claimed to be a former state hockey player, returned from Libya to India after he came to know about the sealing in 2011. Thereafter, he was living with her.
Police have registered a case.

The MCD officials, whose names were in the suicide note, claimed that it was a legal sealing and the owners of the flat did not remove their encroachment which led to the sealing for third time.

“We have not received any information regarding this incident as yet. So we are unable to say anything right now,” said South MCD spokesperson Mukesh Yadav.

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