28-year-old lady makes an attempt self-immolation in Gurugram CP workplace; highlights safety lapse

Sanjay Yadav
Gurugram, October 8

High drama was witnessed at Gurugram police commissioner office on Thursday when an alleged rape victim tried to immolate self-accusing police of harassment. 

Cops intervened on time, and stopped her. They further inquired into the matter. 

An FIR was registered at the civil lines police station, and she was later, arrested by the police. She had drenched herself in petrol when the cops arrived and stopped her. 

Police said that the woman is a repeat offender of suicide attempts. She and her, husband are going through a divorce at Allahabad court since 2017. 

The incident took place at 2 pm when the 28-year-old woman reached the CP office. She was carrying a bottle of petrol and a matchbox with a plastic bag. After meeting the ACP, she poured the petrol on her, and tried to immolate herself on the stairs.   

Cops noticed the woman, and quickly snatched the matchbox away from her. 

An eyewitness, Shanti Devi, told that before she visited the CP office, she had gone to meet the SHO of the women police station, but was ‘scolded’ by the SHO. 

Later, she visited the CP office, but she wasn’t satisfied, and tried to immolate herself. 

An FIR has been registered against the woman under section 190 (threat of injury), 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code at the civil lines police station where she was arrested. 

“She had attempted to commit suicide in February, and also in August in Delhi’s Kotla Mubarikpur area. A case of divorce is pending against her husband in Allahabad court. She had married Yogesh in a temple in August and later filed a rape case against him also. Yogesh has also filed a case of trapping against her. We are investigating into the matter”, said Usha Kundu, ACP, Gurugram.

The incident, however, highlights security lapses at the CP office as a woman managed to smuggle petrol inside. 

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