Woman hangs self; daughter suspects foul play

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IMPHAL February 1: A 45-year-old woman allegedly hanged herself to death on a tree at the back side of her residence in Langol Tarung on Saturday morning.

According to the daughter of the deceased, identified as Athokpam (N) Sanatombi, the 45-year old woman was living with her step-father, Indrakumar Basnet, at Langol Tarung for some years.

“My mother was found hanging on a scarf in a tree located on the back of her residence this morning by the locals of Langol Tarung Khul. My mother might have been beaten to death as blood was oozing out of her nose and some blood stains were also seen on her cloth. To cover up the whole thing, this drama might have been staged to deflect attention.”

Continuing that the tree on which her mother was found hanging is not tall and her mother’s feet were dragging the ground she added that the locals had also informed her that her step-father partied with some of his friends in their residence the night before.

The dead body has been claimed by the family members after a post-mortem conducted at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences

Meanwhile, the husband of the deceased has surrendered to the Lamphel Police Station.

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