Lucknow: Man kills self, wife critical in suicide bid

LUCKNOW: A petty dispute over low earnings to run a household snowballed into a death wish for a newly-wed couple in Hanskheda area in Para police limits with the man hanging himself from the ceiling and his wife battling for life after a suicide attempt.
Police attributed the incident, which took place late Thursday, to a flare-up over money that spun out of control. Three months ago, Suhail, 22, resident of Kanshiram Colony, got married to Shaziya, 20, a resident of Siddharthnagar. He worked in a shop and barely managed to meet two ends.
When Suhail returned home on Thursday, Shaziya began nagging him for not earning enough triggering a spat, said police, based on a neighbour’s statement.
“When sparks flew, Suhail confronted her with a poser whether he should dacoity to raise his income. Shaziya hit back, saying he should not have promised her a kingsize life before marriage. Rather, he should not have married her at all,” police said. Then there was a brief lull, before screams rent the air.
Neighbours rushed into the flat to find Suhail hanging with a dupatta from the ceiling, said a neighbour, who wished not to be named. When others tried to console Shaziya, she suddenly ran out and jumped off the balcony, suffering multiple injuries.
Assistant commissioner of police, Kakori, Ashutosh Kumar, who immediately reached the spot, brought down Suhail’s body and took him to the hospital. While Suhail was declared dead, Shaziya was referred to Trauma Centre.
“Autopsy revealed asphyxia as cause of death due to hanging. Shaziya has sustained multiple injuries, but is out of danger,” said Kumar. The couple’s family members have been informed about the incident.

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