Woman commits suicide in UP

Muzaffarnagar: A 19-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan after her brother went missing, police said today.

According to the mother of the deceased, Mahima killed herself at her residence in Ankit Vihar here yesterday leaving a message on the wall stating that she was upset over the disappearance of her brother who was being held hostage by some influential people in the district.

She alleged that Mahima’s father Ved Prakash was also held hostage by them.

Prakash had gone missing a few days ago following which her brother left the house to look for him.

Though, Prakash surfaced last evening, the whereabouts of her brother could not be ascertained. Upset over the incident, Mahima committed suicide.

“The body has been sent for post-mortem and investigation into the matter is on,” Rajesh Kumar Singh, SP (City) said, adding that security has been tightened in the area after the incident.