Assam: Wife served D-voter notice, man kills self by hanging at Dhubri


GUWAHATI, July 10, 2018: In a tragic incident that took place in the city, a man committed suicide in Dhubri district, bordering Bangladesh and west Bengal while his wife struggling with critical injuries after a quarrel with her husband following her husband's was being unable to bear the cost to fight legal battle for her D (doubtful) voter tag.

The man identified as Abola Roy (40) hailing from Halakura, a labor by profession tried to kill his wife Saharibala (35) after a quarrel on Saturday, over his inability to incur money that was being needed to fight the legal battle for removing the D-voter tag which was served to the wife five days ago.

One of the neighbour said, "they shouted and quarreled all night. The husband is financially weak and went into depression after his wife got the D-voter notice. The husband in his feat and anger tried to kill his wife with sharp weapon. Alerted by the wife's cry, we rushed to their house and saw she was in a pool of blood. She was injured on her neck, and we rushed her to the hospital". Locals later informed the police.

Additional superitendent, Dhubri, Gunendra Deka told the media that when police reached Abola's house on Sunday, they found he committed suicide by hanging.

"The wife is undergoing treatment at the Dhubri civil hospital. We will be able to get top know more about the incident once she recovers," said Deka.

Police said that the couple has three children, the youngest daughter being one and a half year old.

Last month a marginal farmer Gopal Das (62) of Nichlamari in Assam's Udalguri district, committed suicide after being unable to bear the finance burden to get free of the D-voter tag.

D voter is disfranchisement of persons after their citizenship were found doubtful, they have to appear before the foreigner tribunal with relevant documents to prove that they are actually Indian citizens. Till that is done their names are deleted from electoral rolls and cannot exercise their franchise.

Around 2,44,144 D-voters cases were referred to the tribunals. But over the years, the numbers has come down to 1,25,333 D-voters with over 60,000 of them were found to be Indian citizens.

Source: TOI

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