Rebuked over food, woman kills herself

After an earful from husband, she ends life in fit of anger
Last Updated 29 October 2012, 19:36 IST

Depressed after husband’s rebuke  over poorly-cooked chow mein, a 24-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan at her home at Bhatto Ki Gali in Jaipur .

Souman Bishwas, 29, who polishes rough gemstones for a living, asked his wife Tuma Bishwas, 24, to cook chow mein for dinner, police said.

“The dish, according to the husband, was overcooked. Later, the husband reprimanded her for serving him a poorly cooked dish and went out to have something from a food stall,” a senior officer at the Manak Chowk police station said.

Souman also took along their six-year-old daughter Tarmista to the food stall.  When they returned at 10.30 pm they were shocked to find the house locked from inside.

“When the door did not open for almost half-an-hour Souman broke the lock and was stunned to see his wife hanging from a ceiling fan,” said a police officer.

Soon, a team of senior police officers and forensic experts reached the spot and rushed the woman to SMS hospital,  where she was declared brought dead. Police said prima facie it is a suicide case which resulted from a fit of anger.

No suicide note was recovered from the spot.  People living in the neighbourhood  said Souman and his wife were a happily married couple and not into any kind of family feud,” an officer said.

(Published 29 October 2012, 19:36 IST)

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