Srinagar, April 15
A woman committed suicide by allegedly setting herself on fire in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, official sources said here today. They said that the woman, who was married to one Shabir Ahmad Khan of Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar, allegedly set herself ablaze in Kangan in Ganderbal on April 12 . The woman, who had suffered 95 per cent burn injuries, was rushed to a local hospital from where she was referred to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar.
They said after battling for her life for a day, the woman succumbed at SKIMS late yesterday. After completing all the legal and medical formalities, the body of the woman was handed over to her relatives for last rite. It was not immediately clear why she took this extreme step, they said, adding police have registered a case and initiated investigation to ascertain the circumstance which forced her to commit suicide.