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NHRC urged to help woman who tried to end life

Haryana,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights, Sun, 29 Apr 2012 IANS

Gurgaon, April 29 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been urged to help a woman who tried to end her life outside the Gurgaon deputy commissioner's office on April 24 after being cheated in a land deal.


The Bharatiya Janata Party's human rights cell has written to the NHRC chairman get the woman justice.


"We have requested the NHRC to take cognizance of the new reports about the incident and take suo motu notice," said R.P. Malhotra, state convener of the BJP cell.



Poonam, an 18-year-old from a Gurgaon village, had consumed poison outside the office of deputy commissioner P.C. Meena.


Meena was in office when the incident occurred.


The woman was hospitalised and booked under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code for attempted suicide. She was presented in a court Saturday and granted bail.


According to Santra Devi, her two daughters - Poonam and Parveen - owned over half an acre of land, which their cousin, Sunder Singh, proposed to buy for Rs.1 crore.


"He gave us Rs 5 lakh as token money and promised to give the rest of the money at the time of the registry on April 18. However, the buyer failed to turn up at the last moment. We told the registrar not to do the deal. However, the naib tehsildar ignored our written complaint and signed the registry papers," she said.


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