Man held for wife’s death, shot video of her trying to hang herself: Police

A woman who died by suicide was filmed taking extreme step by her husband.

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Man held for wife’s death, shot video of her trying to hang herself

Kanpur: A deeply disturbing incident has come to light from Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh where a man can be seen recording his wife’s suicide attempt. A video of the incident has been doing rounds on Twitter and other social media platforms wherein the woman can be seen trying to hang herself with a scarf or dupatta around her neck after failing in the first attempt, while her husband, continued filming the incident instead of saving her.

“Great. Yehi tumhaari soch hai. Bahut kharab soch hai (This is your mindset. You have a very poor mindset)”, the man can be heard saying in the video. Later she takes off the noose and stared at him.. The deceased has been identified as Shobita Gupta.She had a fight with her husband Sanjeev Gupta after which she decided to take the extreme step.

Following the incident, Sanjeev informed Shobita’s parents, who, after reaching the spot, found her body lying on the bed. “When we reached home, our daughter’s body was lying on the bed. Sanjeev was pumping her instead of taking her to the hospital. We immediately picked her up and took her to the hospital where she was declared dead. Sanjeev gave a video. He told us that she had tried to hang herself before, said father Rajkishore Gupta .He also alleged that Sanjeev and his family members used to harass his daughter for dowry.

Probe Underway
Meanwhile, police have sent Shobita’s body for a post-mortem. ACP Anup Singh said that the entire incident is being probed along with the video. “The woman committed suicide after a dispute with her husband. As soon as the information was received, the police seized the body and sent it for post-mortem. We are questioning the husband,” he said. ACP Singh further said that the relatives of the deceased have registered no complaint. “Action will be taken as soon as the complaint is received,” he added.

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