Palanpur: A constable was booked for abetting a 42-year-old woman’s suicide in Khedbrahma in Sabarkantha district. Deceased identified as Sukta Makwana, working as a warden in Ardekta girls college hostel, had committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on March 4.
Deceased, a mother of three children, was estranged from her husband Ashvin Taral who works as a development officer in Life Insurance Corporation in Palanpur in Banaskantha and had been living with her father in Khedbrahma for the past six years.
Police had then registered a case of suicidal death. However, on Monday, the father of the deceased lodged a complaint stating that his daughter did not commit suicide on her own, but was pushed to take the extreme step by one Vivek Bumbadiya, a native of Posihna Sabarkantha, working as constable in Ahmedabad.
He alleged that Bumbadiya had been forcing Makwana for a relationship for the past many years which kept the woman highly depressed and ultimately led her to end her life. Police have registered an FIR under section 306 IPC, said Dinesh Chauhan, Deputy SP, Idar.