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Two teenagers and a married woman allegedly harassed by in-laws for dowry committed suicide in the city in 48 hours starting Sunday evening.
Vaibhav Patel (18), a class 12 science student of Prakash College in Kandivali, was found hanging by his father from a ceiling fan in the living room of their Marwe-Manori Society apartment in Malwani Tuesday morning.
"Vaibhav's parents went to Ahmedabad on February 10 and returned Tuesday morning. They repeatedly rang the doorbell, but there was no response. Vaibhav's cellphone was also switched off. Worried, his father pushed the door open to find Vaibhav hanging from the ceiling fan in the living room by a nylon rope," said ACP Jaywant Hargude.
"There was no suicide note," he added.
Housewife Maseen Gori (30) hanged herself in the bedroom of her Kandivali home Monday afternoon. She was rushed to Bhagwati Hospital but was declared dead before admission.
Her father Ghisa Pawar alleged Tuesday she was being harassed by in-laws for dowry.
"Pawar has said in his complaint Maseen's husband Anwar, his mother and two brothers would regularly demand dowry and abuse her physically as well as mentally," a police officer said.
Anwar, who trades in curtains and mattresses, was subsequently arrested and booked for dowry harassment and abetment to suicide.
A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in her Tardeo home Sunday evening. Police said the girl, who lived with family in a transit camp, allegedly hanged herself from a ceiling fan with a dupatta.
"The girl had passed class 12 exams last year and was looking for a job. Her family does not know what prompted the extreme step. There is no evidence to suggest she was depressed," said Ajendra Thakur, senior inspector.
Meanwhile, businessman Jayesh Makwana, who allegedly attempted suicide in a toilet at Borivali police station last month, is undergoing treatment at Bhagwati Hospital. He and wife had gone to the police station for counselling to end marital discord.
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