Woman Dies After Falling Off 3rd Floor, Husband Arrested: Delhi Police

The woman’s husband, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law were arrested, police said. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A 21-year-old woman died after falling off the third floor of her in-laws’ house in northwest Delhi’s Shakurpur area, police said on Wednesday.

Police have arrested three persons, including the husband of the victim, in connection with the incident.

On Tuesday around 8 pm, one Rukhsana and her brother Mohammad Tanveer Alam went to Subhash Place Police Station and complained about a quarrel between her daughter Nagma and Nagma’s sisters-in-law at their house in G block, Shakurpur, police said.

As she spoke to police, she received a call from her husband, Mohammad Jahangir, who told her that Nagma had fallen from the third floor of her in-laws house.

Nagma was taken to a hospital by her husband Shakeel where she was declared brought dead, a senior police officer said.

Nagma had got married to Shakeel May last year.

On Tuesday around 4 pm, Nagma had called her mother and told her she was not well.

Her mother, and some relatives, went to meet her around 7 pm, and raised the matter of Nagma’s poor health with her in-laws, accusing them of neglecting her medical care. This caused a row between the two families, police said.

Her mother came to the police station and in the meantime Nagma fell from the third storey of the building, they said.

Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Saraswati Vihar was asked to initiate inquest proceedings and to record the statements of the victim’s family.

During inquest proceedings, Nagma’s parents alleged cruelty, harassment, and dowry demands against Nagma’s mother-in-law and sisters-in-law and also alleged that her daughter was thrown off the house by them, the officer said.

On the recommendation executive magistrate, Saraswati Vihar, a case under sections 498 (enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman), 304-B (dowry death), 34 (common intention), and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC was registered at Subhash Place Police Station.

Nagma’s husband, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law have been arrested, police said, adding that an investigation is in progress.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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