Dharmasala: A married woman, Manju of Hatli Jawalan village in Kangra district who had become an unfortunate victim to AIDS, committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance last night. She was taken to the Local Civil Hospital in a serious condition, but could not be saved.
Manju was married to one Parshotam of Hatli Jawalan two years ago but the latter was diagnosed as a AIDS patient about a year back. Parshottam, who had worked as a driver in Delhi, succumbed to the disease three months ago.
Following the death of her husband, Manju had gone over to live with her parents’ at Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. She had returned to her in-laws, just two days back. Her relatives said that Manju was undertaking treatment at a hospital in Bakshi Nagar, Jammu After post-mortem, the body was handed over to the family.