Two women allegedly committed suicide in different parts of the Capital on Sunday.
Shahzadi (40), a resident of B Blockin Khajoori Khas, allegedly set herself afire around 10-30 p.m. on Sunday following an altercation with her husband Shahdul. She was declared brought dead at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital.
According to the police, Shahdul was unemployed for the past several months and was trying to push his wife into prostitution. Shahzadi was opposed to it and it had often led to altercation between the couple. The two again entered into an altercation over the same issue on Sunday night and Shahzadi allegedly poured some inflammable liquid on herself and set herself afire. Shahdul, who is absconding, has been charged with abetment to suicide.
In a similar incident, Deepa (19), a resident of Prem Nagar on the outskirts of the Capital, allegedly hanged herself from the ceiling of her room on Sunday night. According to the police, Deepa was ill for the past several months and was depressed. Deepa's husband Jitender is a carpenter. A probe by Sub-Divisional Magistrate has been initiated into the death.