Sunday, September 30, 2018

Woman ends life after husband’s ‘SC allows adultery’ remark

A 24-year-old woman committed suicide in Chennai on Saturday after her husband told her that she could not stop him from having an affair as the Supreme Court had ruled that adultery was not a crime.
Pushpalatha, a resident of MGR Nagar, included the same reason in her suicide note, which has been recovered by the police. Her body has been sent for post-mortem and cops are questioning her husband, John Paul Franklin, 27, a security guard at a park.
Police said the couple got married two years ago in the face of stiff opposition from their families. The woman later gave birth to a child.
Pushpalatha then developed tuberculosis and began treatment and John began distancing himself from her, a police officer said, after inquiries with the woman’s relatives and the couple’s neighbours. He also stopped giving her money to run the house. Pushpalatha expressed her feelings to one of her husband’s friends who told her that John “had become with close to another woman.”
Pushpalatha confronted him about his affair. She asked him to part ways with his girlfriend and even warned that she would lodge a complaint with police.
“Husbond told her that she could not book a case against him as the SC itself had said that having an extra marital affair was no more a crime,” said an investigating officer, adding that she hanged herself to death after this conversation on Saturday. PTI

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