Friday, February 13, 2015
Housewife kills herself after being humiliated by money-lender
Malda, 12 February, 2015: A housewife identified as Dulari Bibi (33) from Sheikhpara village of Nazirpur gram panchayat in Manikchak police station hanged herself to death last night after reportedly being insulted by a private money-lender as she could not repay a loan of Rs 1,000. Father of the deceased housewife lodged a written police complaint against the money-lender Sumsul Bewa.
Sultan Sheikh, Dulari Bibi’s father said that after her husband Bachchu Sheikh went to Chennai as a migrated labourer six months back, Dulari found it hard to run her family with her three sons – Rabbul Sheikh (14), Jony Sheikh (10) and Dilbar Sheikh (6). She did not receive any financial support from her husband.
“Under compulsion she loaned Rs 1,000 from her neighbour Samsul Bewa. But recently Samsul demanded the money back which was beyond the means of Dulari. Yesterday Samsul with some of her relatives ransacked Dulari’s house and even roughed her up. It was too much for Dulari to bear with the insult. She was reeling under uncertainty too as she was not capable of refunding the sum. So, she hanged herself to death at night,” her father alleged.
He further alleged that the family of her daughter did not get the benefit of any government scheme for the under privileged people.
The BDO of Manikchak block Sange Tashi Dukpa said that it would be looked into whether the woman got any assistance from the local panchayat.
SP Prasun Banerjee said, “Body of a housewife was recovered in Manikchak was recovered. Police have started a probe into the complaint of the deceased’s father.”