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Young woman constable ends life


Thane:  A newly-wed woman police constable attached to the Thane Police headquarters allegedly committed suicide at her residence near here by consuming acid, police said today.

Sr PI K N Gete of Kolsewadi Police Station said that 23-year-old Shaila Dande, who ended her life yesterday was married to one Pandurang Kalu Dande (30), an advocate in the Bombay High Court, on June 7, 2015.

According to police, after marriage, the young woman from Ahmednagar had relocated and shifted to Kalyan near here.

The woman was allegedly being harassed by her husband and sister-in-law following which she took the extreme step.

The victim died at a private hospital, where she was taken after she consumed acid.

Police had initially registered a case of accidental death but the parents of the victim alleged harassment after which a FIR was registered and the duo was booked under sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 498 A (dowry harassment and domestic violence) 406 (criminal breach of trust), 323, 504 rw 34 of IPC.

However, no arrests have been made so far, police added.

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