Mumbai: In a rare incident of its kind, a 26-year-old woman hanged herself at her Juhu residence on Wednesday while her fiancé watched the tragic incident live on laptop webcam.

The victim, identified as Shobhna Shruti, was working with a software company and had got engaged with her boyfriend Swapnil Surve few months ago. On the fateful night of Wednesday, Shruti started chatting with her Surve on webcam at around 8 pm. She allegedly had an argument with her fiancé and in a fit of anger decided to end her life.  

The Police say that Surve had reportedly called the victim’s sister and asked her to rush home but it was too late before anybody could reach there. Police have seized the laptop and the webcam and have registered a case of suicide.

Though the exact reason behind the incident is not yet known, the victim’s family alleged that they were asked to pay Rs 20 lakh as dowry by the Surve’s family because of which Shurti was upset and this forced her to take such an extreme step.

(JPN/Bureau)

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