Man stabs wife, jumps off from second floor of flat in Diva
38-year-old stabbed wife with a pair of scissors before attempting suicide by jumping off balcony of their second floor flat in Diva. Both survive; woman tells cops he kept accusing her of being unfaithful
24-year-old Suvarna Shingote was stabbed in the neck and on her hand by her husband (right) Ramesh Shingote
A 38-year-old man stabbed his wife with a pair of scissors before attempting suicide by jumping off the balcony of their second floor rented flat in Diva. He is currently being treated for his injuries at Sion hospital. The 24-year-old woman had to get 12 stitches on her neck and hands. The Mumbra police have registered an attempt to murder case against the man. They said the incident happened around 11.30 am on Saturday.
The woman, Suvarna, married Ramesh Shingote in 2008 and they have a five-year-old son. Ramesh designs false ceilings, while Suvarna is a vegetable vendor and sews clothes in her spare time.
Suvarna told the police that for the past two years Ramesh had been accusing her of being unfaithful, without reason.
According to Suvarna’s statement to the police, the couple got into another fight on Saturday. “I was frustrated with his accusations and told him I was going to my native place as our son’s Ganpati vacation had started. He became furious over that and picked up a pair of scissors and stabbed me on my neck and hands. Our neighbours heard my cries for help and came to my aid. Ramesh pushed them aside and jumped from our second floor balcony.” The police said Ramesh was found unconscious in the compound and was taken to Sion hospital. He had suffered injuries to his legs.
Suvarna said Ramesh had come home drunk on Friday night. “He strangled my son and me and my neighbours had to come and rescue us. I stayed the night at a neighbour’s house. On Saturday morning, I went to the Mumbra police station and the cops called my husband there and counselled him. He told the cops he would divorce me and set me free. Things were so bad that I could not even use a mobile phone because of his suspicious nature.” Suvarna said when they returned home, he started another fight, which resulted in him stabbing her.
“Based on the woman’s statement, we have registered an attempt to murder case. We have seized the scissors and are investigating the matter,” said V Pawar, Sub-Inspector, Mumbra police station. A case has been registered under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 309 (Attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.
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