A woman in Gurgaon allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan of a room while her husband stayed in the next room almost for two days.
Police said that the victim, identified as Abhilasha, was found hanging when they opened the door to her room.
Her scientist husband Ramadhar (40), who is now absconding, stayed at the second floor of the rented house in Sector 14, they said.
Police said the woman’s brother Krishna Nandyaji approached them on Tuesday afternoon after arriving here from his native hometown in Bihar. At 2pm on Tuesday, police opened the door and found the body hanging from the ceiling fan.
Krishna said that he arrived in the town after his repeated calls went unanswered for two days.
“The body had started decomposing. It seems she hanged herself two days before we were informed,” investigation officer and ASI Bani Singh said.
Ramadhar, who also hails from Bihar, is a scientist at a medical disposable products manufacturing unit in Sohna. His cellphone has been switched off since Tuesday, police said.
According to Abhilasha’s family, the two had got married in 2014 and moved to her husband’s working place in Gurgaon two months ago. They had rented a two-room house owned by retired PWD engineer Ravinder Singh Yadav. Ramadhar, a PhD, earlier used to reside in the Sector 15 area of the city.
Police said that the family of the deceased has now lodged a dowry death case against the five members of Ramadhar’s family at the Civil Lines police station.
Ramadhar, his father Radhe Shyam, uncle Krishan Nand Singh, brother Ramanuj Sharma and sister-in-law have been booked under sections 304-B (dowry death), 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said.