Husband, denied money, throws wife to death in Bihar

Patna: When 25-year-old Smita Devi, a tutor at a coaching centre, refused to succumb to her husband’s repeated demands for money, he simply threw her off the railings of their third-floor flat. She died. This happened at Adarsh Nagar (Bhagwat Nagar) in the Patna City area, under the jurisdiction of Agamkuan police station.

Neighbours were alarmed by a loud thud outside the building just after midnight on Saturday. Some neighbours of them rushed outside to find Smita Devi on the ground. They immediately took her to the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH). But the doctors declared her brought dead.4bhrSMITA

Reports say that Smita’s husband, Sushil Sharma (30), also tried to kill his seven-year-old daughter, but the neighbours had barged in, and came to her rescue. They also aught hold of Sushil, who was trying to flee. He was subsequently handed over to police.

The couple’s son – an infant – was sleeping in another room.

The police confirmed that  Smita’s husband Sushil, a small-time transporter, threw her down from their home in the small hours of Sunday. Agamkuan police station acting house officer Nagendra Pal said Sushil had been booked under sections 302 (murder) 120(B) [conspiracy] and 34 (intent to commit a crime) of the Indian Penal Code. “He will be sent to jail after preliminary interrogation,” Pal said.

Smita’s father, Baliram Sharma, stated that the couple had quarrelled past midnight over Sushil’s demand for money.

“He (Sushil) used to pester her (Smita) continually to ask  her parents for large amounts of money, which she refused. This led to a fight between the two. In a fit of rage, Sushil threw Smita from the building, leading to her instant death,” the father told a local daily. He claimed that the accused attempted to kill his granddaughter also after killing his Smita – his only child. But some neighbours saved the girl, he said.

Baliram, originally  from Makhdumpur in Jehanabad district, now settled in Jamshedpur, told the police that  his daughter was married to Sushil, from Rampur village in Arwal district, in 2007.The wedding was in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, where Baliram was posted then.

“Soon after the marriage, Sushil started pestering Smita for more money from her parents,” he said.

Smita’s  father said  he had given his son-in-law Rs 400,000 to buy a truck. But demands for money continued.

“Recently, my daughter called me up and complained  that she was being harassed by Sushil again for money. I intervened and tried to sort out the problem, but in vain. Sushil had fallen in bad company and had become a drug addict,” Sharma added.

Smita had started teaching at a coaching institute at Yamunapur to support her family.

Smita had to put up with domestic violence as well. Neighbours told the police that they often heard and witnessed an inebriated Sushil beating his wife Police officer Pal said an FIR had been lodged on the statement of the victim’s father, a retired public servant. After the post mortem, Smita’s  body was handed over to her parents for the funeral rites.

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