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Harassed for giving birth to girls, woman ends life; 4 booked

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Thane: A 26-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after being harassed by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to daughters in Katyachiwadai village of Murbad taluka here, police said today.

Ranjana Kashinath Thombre took the extreme step by jumping in a well yesterday on account of alleged torture and frequent harassment by her husband and in-laws over dowry and not being able to bear a son.

Ranjana was married to Kashinath Bhau Thombre and the couple lived with their in-laws in Murbad.

According to a complaint lodged last night the accused again had an altercation over the victim having three daughters.

Apparently depressed, she jumped into a well, it said.

Kashinath (26), Bhagibai Bhau Thombre (58), Vasant Bhau Thombre (28) and Lata Vasant Thombre (25) were booked by Tokawade police of Murbad taluka under sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) rw 34 of the IPC.

However, no arrests have been so far.

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