Friday, August 20, 2010

Man accused of demanding dowry commits suicide – wife and her relatives booked for abetment to suicide

Man accused of demanding dowry commits suicide

VADODARA: A 33-year-old man committed suicide on Tuesday night after his wife registered a police complaint against him for demanding dowry. Dinesh Helaiya, who worked with a private company in Ahmedabad, consumed poison in a hotel room. Dinesh was taken to Bhailal Amin General Hospital where he died during treatment.

Cops have also registered a complaint against Manisha and her relatives for abetment to suicide. According to police, Dinesh and Manisha got married about seven years back and their marriage was in trouble. "They were at loggerheads for many years and used to fight a lot.

Manisha had filed a police complaint against him on Tuesday night, accusing him of demanding dowry. She alleged that her family had already paid lakhs of rupees in dowry and now he was demanding a car," police officials said.

"Manisha lodged a complaint on Tuesday night and he consumed suicide immediately after that. They have a two-year-old daughter," assistant sub-inspector Prabhudas Purshottam said. Police said the deceased had come down to meet Manisha and also take away his daughter who was staying with her. However, a fight ensued between them following which she approached the cops.

"Five people, including Manisha and her relatives, have been named in the complaint. But no one has been arrested as of yet," police officials said.

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