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FIR Against Husband, in-laws Over PhD Scholar Suicide

Delhi Police has registered an FIR against the husband and in-laws of a 27-year-old PhD scholar who allegedly committed suicide in IIT-Delhi.

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Updated:June 4, 2017, 9:41 AM IST
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FIR Against Husband, in-laws Over PhD Scholar Suicide
The woman, Manjula Devak, a PhD student in water resources, was found hanging at her flat around 7.30 PM on May 30.(Image: Manjula Devak/Facebook)

New Delhi: Delhi Police has registered an FIR against the husband and in-laws of a 27-year-old PhD scholar who allegedly committed suicide in IIT-Delhi.

The woman, Manjula Devak, a PhD student in water resources, was found hanging at her flat around 7.30 PM on May 30.

Her family had claimed that her in-laws used to torture her and were not in favour of her pursuing her PhD and instead wanted her to return to their home in Bhopal.

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They had claimed that her husband Rajesh Virha, whom she had married in 2013, asked her to arrange Rs 20 lakh so that he could start a business.

An FIR under sections of dowry death was lodged at the Vasant Vihar police station against her husband and in-laws, said a senior police officer.

Police said they will be questioning her in-laws and husband in the matter.

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