SAD END: Blackmailed, woman jumps into Bhayander creek with son

Feb 25, 2014, 08:45 IST | Shiva Devnath

A suicide note found in her house revealed that her former employer, who owed her money, was threatening to tell people that they had been involved in an affair 

Blackmailed by her former employer, a 30-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping into the Bhayender creek along with her five-year-old son yesterday, in the afternoon. A passer-by saw the woman’s body floating near the shore of the creek at 4 pm.

Last ride together: Cops said that the woman, who lived in Mira Road, arrived in Bhayander on a train, along with her son Vikas 

According to the Bhayender police, the woman has been identified as Yashodha Rana, who stayed in Ramdev Park, Mira Road, with her husband. Officers said she had arrived in Bhayender on a train, along with her son Vikas.

Spotting the body, the passers-by called out to the fishermen for help, who recovered the body. They then informed the police. On reaching the spot, officers also found Vikas’ body. The cops then traced the identity of the woman, and reached her house. They met Rana’s husband, Hausia (30). The officers also found a suicide note in her bedroom, written in Hindi.

“The note stated that she was committing suicide as she was being harassed by her former employer, who was threatening her,” said a police officer.

The police said that till a few months ago, Rana was working in a mobile shop owned by a man named Yusuf Valsania. “Rana had given Valsania her gold chain, as he needed money. When she asked him to return the money, Valsania started threatening her, saying he would defame her by claiming that they were involved an affair, because of which Rana had given him her chain,” said Dy SP Chandrakant Joshi.

In her note, Rana blamed Valsania for her suicide, and said that neither her family nor her husband was responsible for her step. “We are registering a case of abetment to suicide against Valsania,” said Joshi.

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