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Delhi police officer arrested for abetting suicide of married woman


New Delhi: A Delhi Police inspector was on Saturday arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a married woman in north Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi area.

The inspector, Dinesh Kumar, is posted as the Station House Officer at Vijay Vihar Police Station in outer Delhi. He has been arrested under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of IPC this morning, DCP (North) Madhur Verma said.

A senior official said that a woman who allegedly hanged herself at her residence in Sabzi Mandi area two days ago left behind a suicide note alleging Kumar made her take the extreme step. A probe into the matter was initiated and later a case was registered.

During investigation, it emerged that the deceased woman was the wife of one Ramniwas, who is a proclaimed bad character in areas under the jurisdiction of Vijay Vihar Police Station.

It also turned up that the SHO had “severely thrashed” Ramniwas after summoning him at the police station, following which he had to be admitted in hospital, the senior official said.

Following the instruction of a Joint Commissioner-rank officer, Kumar was detained for questioning at Sabzi Mandi Police Station on Friday night and arrested this morning. A departmental inquiry has been initiated in connection with the matter and further investigation is underway, the official added.

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