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Woman consumes poison after husband’s death

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Ghaziabad: Apparently shaken by the death of her husband just 20 days into their marriage, a 22-year-old woman allegedly attempted suicide by consuming poisonous substance at her house in Modi Nagar area.

Roopa consumed phenyl last night, hours after her husband, a medical shop owner, was shot dead by three motorcycle-borne men near Raj Talkies intersection in the district, police said.

Roopa and Vivek Singhal got married on December 4 this year.

Roopa was rushed to a private hospital in the district and her condition is stated to be critical, SHO Deepak Sharma said.

Meanwhile, the SHO said that police teams are screening details of all mobile phones used for incoming or outgoing calls near Raj Talkies intersection at the time of the attack.

On the pretext of purchasing some medicines, the men had reached Singhal’s medicine shop yesterday and later opened fire at him killing him instantly.

Local shopkeepers held protest and shut down their shops.