The husband and in-laws of 21-year-old Mofiya Parveen from Kerala, who died by suicide on Monday night, were arrested on Wednesday, November 24, on charges of cruelty and harassment for dowry. Mofiya left behind a suicide note, naming her husband Muhammed Suhail and his parents, Yusuf and Rukia.
Meanwhile, Mofiya’s mother joined United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders staging a protest outside Aluva police station for stricter action against former Aluva Circle Inspector Sudheer, who was also held responsible for Mofiya’s death in the suicide note.
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The Aluva East police arrested Suhail, Yusuf and Rukia from Kothamangalam, where they were hiding at a relative’s house. They had fled after the news of Mofiya’s death spread on Tuesday. They have been booked under IPC Sections 304 B (dowry death), 498 A (cruelty to woman) and 306 (abetment to suicide).
The 21-year-old committed suicide after levelling serious allegations of dowry-related torture by Suhail’s family and abetment by Sudheer.
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“He [Suhail] was not right. I can’t live here. I loved him more than anything but now he is making up stories about me which I can’t stand. Action should be taken against CI. He should get maximum punishment. Suhail and his parents are criminals. They deserve maximum punishment. This is my last wish. I was able to give him a slap. If I was not able to do at least that, it would be a grave wrong. I commit to my own conscience,” Mofiya wrote in her suicide note.