Uttar Pradesh: Woman magistrate commits suicide, police questioning husband

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A 30-year-old joint magistrate allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house in Kanpur with police questioning her husband and family members as some injury marks were found on her body.

Pratibha Gautam, who was posted in Kanpur (Rural), was found hanging in her house at Circuit House colony here when her husband, who is an advocate in Delhi, came home in the morning, City SP Somen Verma said.

The husband told police that Pratibha returned from Delhi on Saturday, but when she did not attend his phone calls, he came early this morning to check on her.

On reaching Kanpur, he found her body hanging from the ceiling fan and informed police.

Some injury marks were found on her hands, police said.

“Police are questioning Pratibha’s husband and family members and the cause of her death will be clear only after the postmortem report,” Verma said.

Police said that according to neighbours Pratibha and her husband would often quarrel.

(With inputs from PTI)

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