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Crime
Woman professor found hanging, cop booked for abetting suicide
13-05-2014

BHOPAL: A 32-year-old unmarried professor, Indu Sharma, from Bhopal was found hanging in a rented accommodation at Fortune Divine City in Misrod on Sunday. She taught sociology at Rajeev Gandhi College.

Inspector Upmanyu Saxena, who has been booked for abetting his sister-in-law’s suicide, was a frequent visitor to her flat, where she lived alone. The duo reportedly had a dispute on Saturday night over Indu Sharma’s visit to Nagpur following which she locked herself inside a room.

Before leaving, Saxena allegedly locked her from outside. On Sunday morning when he visited her, she did not respond. Later, he informed the police, who broke open the door and found her hanging. On learning about the incident, her younger brother Vinod rushed to the spot. Indu’s family members have refused to accept the body and held Saxena responsible for her death. Alleging that she was physically exploited by him, they demanded his arrest. The woman had left her parent’s home, who stay in Karond, three years ago.

The police have recorded Saxena’s statement. He said he knew her for many years and often visited her place. At times he stayed with her in night, police said.

Indu’s brother Manoj Sharma, who works at Agar district collectorate said Saxena did not inform family members when she did not open the door. Indu had called her mother a few days ago and had informed her about Saxena’s atrocities.

Police did not recover any suicide note, but found a few photographs of the duo from the spot. They also recovered Indu’s diary in which she mentioned her name as Indu (Sharma) Saxena.

Saxena stayed at Govindpura police lines and had strained relations with his wife, who was aware of his relationship with Indu. Till sometime ago, Saxena was posted as station house officer of Aishbagh police station, but was removed from active duty after model code of conduct came into effect.

Statements of Indu’s family members were recorded at police station. “Saxena is now likely to face arrest anytime,” police added.