MBA aspirant commits suicide; husband arrested

New Delhi: A 26-year-old married woman, who was pursuing MBA from a private institution, allegedly committed suicide in her east Delhi residence this morning and police have arrested her husband on charges of dowry harassment.

The incident was reported from Mayur Vihar Phase-I this morning. The victim identified as Puja Saini was married to Sandeep, an employee at a real estate firm.

The victim's brother, Manoj, found her hanging at her house when he came there after getting a message from Sandeep, who was in office, that Puja was not responding to his telephone calls.

Manoj alleged that Sandeep was constantly harassing his sister for dowry.

"Sandeep told Manoj that he had an argument with Puja in the morning and then he left for his office. After reaching the office, he tried to contact Puja several times, but she did not attend the calls. He contacted Manoj and asked him to visit his house and meet Puja," a senior police official said.

Manoj went to the house and knocked the door several times. As there was no response, he peeped into the house through the window only to find Puja hanging, the official said. Police were subsequently informed.

On a complaint filed by the brother, Sandeep was arrested and an SDM-level enquiry has been ordered. Puja and Sandeep got married on February 27, 2008.

The body has been sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital for post mortem.