A distressed wife is reported to have hanged herself after her husband postponed a planned shopping trip by a single day.
The woman’s husband Deepak Dwivedi says he told 23-year-old spouse Deepika on Saturday that he would not be able to go shopping on that day, according to reports.
But Mr Dwivedi promised they would have to do the trip the next day instead.
He says his wife was so annoyed that she locked him out of her room at their home in the city of Lucknow in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
He was quoted in local media as saying: “Deepika’s cousin was going to get married the next month and she wanted to go shopping for the wedding.
“On Saturday, Deepika asked me to take her shopping but seeing I had too much work in the office, I postponed the shopping for the next day – she became upset at this.
“She was so upset about this that when I reached home from office in the evening, she locked the door of her room.”
When Deepika didn’t open the door, he had to sleep in the lobby.
The next morning after knocking on the door and getting no response he broke down the door.
He said: “I saw her hanging. I informed the police soon after.”
Mr Dwivedi, a civil servant in the local government’s education department, reportedly married a year ago and lived with his wife, brother and parents.
Police officer Cantt Tannu Upadhyay said that the family of the dead woman had not alleged any wrongdoing against her husband or in-laws.
He says they agreed to a post-mortem after some persuasion but the results are not yet available.
Source: The Sun UK