Taunted at home, woman kills self

Deeply hurt by the taunts from her in-laws and hubby for not being able to bear child even several years after the marriage, a woman killed herself by jumping before a speeding train in the state capital.

The body of the woman, identified as Shweta Mishra, was recovered from near the railway tracks on Friday.

Shweta’s brother alleged that his sister was being tortured by her in-laws and was subjected to taunts and abuse for not bearing child.

“In the beginning everything was alright but things changed after a few years. She often told me that she wanted to commit suicide,” the brother Akhil Tewari said.
He said that Shweta’s in-laws and even her husband used to call banjh (infertile).
“Her husband also used to threaten her with divorce,” Akhil claimed.

According to the police sources, Shweta had been married four years ago.
Shweta, a bachelor in architecture, had gone to attend the marriage ceremony of her husband’s brother on Thursday night. Her husband claimed that he dropped her home around midnight and went back to the function.

A local informed the police in the morning about a body lying by the railway track.

“It is a case of suicide by jumping before the train,” the police officials said.

A case of dowry harassment and abetment to suicide has been registered against the in-laws and the husband of Shweta, the police said.

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