Harassed by in-laws, man commits suicide

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A 27-year-old man committed suicide here Tuesday, depressed over being beaten by his in-laws and his wife’s refusal to return home from her parents’ house.

Lokesh, a makeup artist got married in 2012 to Sheetal, who works in a tour and travel company. However, differences started arising within a few months and having a child did not help matters either.

According to Lokesh’s family, Sheetal would spend most of her days in her parents’ house in Mori Gate in north Delhi instead of her in-laws house in Shahdara in east Delhi. This led to arguments between the couple.

On May 14, Sheetal’s family visited her in-laws house and assaulted Lokesh. They took away Sheetal, leaving her eight month old baby boy behind, alleged his family.

Lokesh decided to bring back his wife and visited her home Monday. However, he was again assaulted and Sheetal refused to return with him.

Humiliated and depressed, Lokesh hung himself, leaving behind a seven page suicide note in which he has blamed his in-laws for driving him to take the extreme step.

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