Woman's suicide bid fails, her kids wake up in time

Fed up of the pestering by moneylenders who also allegedly threatened to eliminate her children, a 38-year-old woman tried to hang herself at her home in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden during Wednesday.

Police, however, are treating her allegations with caution and suspect it to be a pressure tactic not to return the borrowed amount running into several lakh rupees.

Her husband Shashi Kant Sharma works as a commission agent. A police officer told Deccan Herald that he had borrowed much money from different people but was not returning them.

Navpreet’s father claimed that Sharma has been missing for the last three days and they were harassing his daughter which forced her to resort to the extreme step.

Navpreet is currently admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where she is undergoing treatment. She has told police that she was too short to reach the ceiling fan and so decided to hang herself from the door frame.

“She had almost hanged herself when her seven-year-old son happened to wake up. He began crying and that woke up her older sister too and together they drew the attention of the entire household,” her father Gurcharan Singh told Deccan Herald.

Some family members then freed her from the dupatta with which she was trying to hang herself.

She was rushed to DDU Hospital and police were informed. Her family claimed that she is physically in a bad shape because of the alleged suicide attempt.

She, however, spoke a little to this newspaper over phone and claimed her 13-year-old daughter was also kidnapped about two months ago by the same persons who allegedly forcibly entred her home and threatened to eliminate her children on Tuesday.

“They kept my daughter with them for 24 hours before releasing her. We had approached local police who did not investigate the case,” alleged Navpreet.

Police, however, denied she had even approached them to register any abduction case.

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