Friday, June 14, 2013

1 young man dead; MILLIONs more suffering; MEN COME OUT SPEAK OUT, suicide is NOT a way out ; Khandare's family was for the last 19 days trying to persuade the Sadar police to accept their complaint. Khandare's mother Shobha said that the police tried to hush-up the matter and had even concealed the suicide note. "I met RV Bansod (senior police inspector at Sadar) many times and asked him to file a case against Kalra. But every time I was sent back after being told that she is a 'high-profile' woman," said Shobha.

for 19 days, Police refused to accept a complaint and file a case EVEN after youth's tragic suicide on his 25th birthday

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Married woman, 40, booked for 25-year-old's suicide

TNN | Jun 15, 2013, 01.20 AM IST


NAGPUR: In a case very similar to the 1994 Michael Douglas-Demi Moore Hollywood starrer 'Disclosure', 42-year-old Veera Kalra, who is a manager at a ready-made garment store, was booked by the Sadar police on Thursday night for the abetting the suicide of 25-year-old youth Rahul Khandare who was employed at the shop. In a 5-page note, Khandare, a son of a traffic cop, had said he was taking the step for being sexually harassed by Kalra, a married woman.

Khandare, a 2{+n}{+d} year BA student, had consumed poison on May 24, the night before his birthday. He was found dead at the rural tehsil office, in Civil Lines, on the morning of May 25. Police said that Kalra is absconding and her cell phone is "not reachable" too.

Khandare's family was for the last 19 days trying to persuade the Sadar police to accept their complaint. Khandare's mother Shobha said that the police tried to hush-up the matter and had even concealed the suicide note.

"I met RV Bansod (senior police inspector at Sadar) many times and asked him to file a case against Kalra. But every time I was sent back after being told that she is a 'high-profile' woman," said Shobha.

On Tuesday, the Khandare family, with the support of NGO Oriental Human Rights Protection Forum, had sat on a dharna for two hours at the Sadar police station. Along with the NGO's city president Manish Chauhan, they had even tried to met DCP (Zone II) MY Siram, but got no response. On Thursday, they met CP, KK Pathak who then immediately ordered that a case be filed against Kalra.

"I had even applied on RTI for Khandare's suicide note," added Chauhan. "Even Rahul's father was not allowed to read the note."

Recalling the evening of May 24, Shobha told TOI that Khandare had left their home at Police Lines Takli without saying anything. "When we tried to call him after midnight to greet him on his birthday, Rahul could not be contacted. We tried throughout the night and were shocked to learn the next morning that he had committed suicide," said Shobha. Khandare's father Manohar is a naik constable and is posted at the MIDC police station.

Khandare was appointed as a counter boy by Kalra in January. However, after three months, he was sacked. "In his suicide note, Rahul has mentioned how Kalra forced him to maintain a physical relationship with her. When he stopped after a few occasions, she turned abusive. Kalra would even call Rahul late in the night asking him to meet her," said Shobha.

On one occasion when Kalra called, Khandare put the call on speaker phone and asked his younger sister to listen to the conversation. "She was using filthy language and trying to force him to continue the relationship," she said.

source
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Married-woman-40-booked-for-25-year-olds-suicide/articleshow/20596669.cms