Man Posts Harassment By Wife On Facebook, Commits Suicide

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Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh): A 30-year-old social worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur city shared a suicide note on his Facebook account before consuming poison on Wednesday.

Chandan Singh Verma claimed in his post that his wife Kalpana Verma, who was demanding Rs 20 lakh for granting him a divorce, was harassing him. The couple was married in 2014.

His friends and relatives started calling him on seeing the social media post, but calls went unanswered. Some even reached his house only to find it locked from inside.

On reaching the spot, cops found Chandan lying unconscious on his bed. He was immediately rushed to a district hospital and later referred to a higher centre in Bareilly, but he died on the way.

“We have sent the body for autopsy and have filed an FIR against his wife under IPC section 306 (abetment of suicide). The suicide note is evidence and we will include it in our investigation,” Station House Officer (SHO) Kotwali police station Pravesh Singh was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

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