Woman magistrate commits suicide

New Delhi: A 30-year-old joint magistrate allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house here with police questioning her husband and family members as some injury marks were found on her body.

Pratibha Gautam, who was posted in Kanpur (Rural), was found hanging in her house at Circuit House colony when her husband, who is an advocate in Delhi, came home in the morning, City SP Somen Verma said.

The husband told police that Pratibha returned from Delhi on Saturday, but when she did not attend his phone calls, he came early on Sunday morning to check on her.

On reaching Kanpur, he found her body hanging from the ceiling fan and informed police. Some injury marks were found on her hands, police said.

“Police are questioning Pratibha’s husband and family members and the cause of her death will be clear only after the postmortem report,” Verma said.