Interfaith marriage: Tension in Agra locality after lady’s loss of life

Communal stress prevailed in an Agra locality on Saturday, a day after alleged loss of life of a girl by suicide.

According to police, the sufferer, Varsha (22), had an interfaith marriage with an area particular person, Faheem (26), a 12 months in the past and was living away from town.

The sufferer’s household has alleged that she didn’t die by suicide and was being harassed by her in-laws.

On Saturday, police lodged an FIR in opposition to Faheem and 4 members of his household underneath IPC part 304-B (dowry loss of life) at Shahganj police station, SSP, Agra, Sudhir Kumar Singh stated.

According to police, the sufferer was within the metropolis for the previous couple of days and was discovered hanging at her in-laws’ residence in Shahganj. Minor clashes broke out within the space following the loss of life and heavy police pressure was deployed.

“We received information that a woman was found hanging inside her in-laws’ house. Police officials reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem,” SSP Singh stated. “Given tension in the area, police force from several stations were deployed and the situation was brought under control.”

He stated, “Since the allegation is that the woman died under mysterious circumstances, we will await the postmortem report for further investigation.”

Faheem and two members of the family have been arrested in reference to the case.

Faheem, police stated, ran an vehicle restore store in Agra. He and Varsha had a court docket marriage a few 12 months in the past and resided in Indore for a while, police stated.

According to police, after they had been about to grab the physique on Friday night and ship it for post-mortem, Varsha’s household, together with her brother Dushyant, refused to permit them take it. At this level, a bunch folks, which purportedly included some Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) employees, arrived there in assist of the household and allegedly entered right into a conflict with folks from one other neighborhood after heated arguments with Faheem’s kin and neighbours, police stated.

BJYM’s Brij regional secretary Gaurav Rajawat stated, “When I reached the spot, people from other community started pelting stones on us. I had gone there after being called by the girl’s brother.”

BJP’s Agra district president Giriraj Singh Kushwaha stated, “I have come to know members of the party’s youth wing had gone to Shahganj. I was out of station yesterday and am now returning to Agra. I will collect details.”

“There is no possibility that she killed herself. She was not happy and she told us she’s trying to adjust. It seems she could not adjust anymore and they killed her,” sufferer’s brother Dushyant stated.