Rajkot: A four-month pregnant woman ended her life at Bhichri village in Rajkot taluka on Sunday allegedly due to the harassment meted out by her husband. The 30-year-old Jivu Solanki’s husband Vasant was detained on Monday after her brother lodged a complaint at Kuwadava Road police station.
Police said that Solanki consumed acid on Sunday morning and was taken to Rajkot Civil Hospital and later referred to a private hospital where she died in the evening. Vasant told cops that he had an argument with his wife over a financial issue after which she consumed acid.
On Monday, however, the deceased’s brother Bharat Shiyal approached police alleging that Vasant had been harassing and beating her. In his complaint Shiyal also stated that Vasant used to often beat the victim suspecting her of having extra-marital affairs. On Sunday morning too, Vasant had called Shiyal asking him to take Solanki with him. Vasant also said that he wanted to divorce her, the complaint stated.
Based on Shiyal’s complaint, an offence of abetment to suicide and cruelty was registered.
“The accused and the deceased had a three-year-old son and she was again pregnant with twins,” said a police official.
He added that the couple had moved to Rajkot to work as farm labourers from Mendarda taluka of Junagadh around five months ago.