SURAT: A 27-year-old woman lawyer ended her life at her residence in Utran area in the outskirts of the city on Friday. She used a dupatta to allegedly hang herself from a ceiling fan, said cops in Amroli police station who have started investigation.
The woman had recently got engaged in an arranged relationship and the family was preparing for her marriage when the extreme step left everyone shocked. Cops have registered a case of accidental death.
Dhruti Kathiriya, a resident of Shloka Residency in Utran, was found hanging in her bedroom on Friday morning. According to family members, she had talked to someone over phone after which she went to her room and when she did not come out for long, they knocked on the door. When she didn’t reply, they broke open only to find her body hanging from the ceiling. The body was brought to SMIMER Hospital for post mortem.
Preliminary investigation reveales that Kathiriya got engaged around two months ago and the family was preparing for the marriage. “Her family members informed police that they were shopping for her marriage. The date was not finalised but they were planning to organize it soon,” said a police officer at Amroli police station.
Sources in police informed that, the woman’s phone was found to be formatted due to which her last call details are yet to be found out. Police are yet to examine the phone.
“It is not clear if the calls are connected to her suicide. We are yet to question the family members in detail as they are busy with performing last rights,” said police. Police will collect call data records to find out with whom she was in regular touch.
Kathiriya is survived by her parents, two sisters and a brother. Her father is a diamond broker. The family is native of Palitana in Bhavnagar but settled in the city for many years.