Kochi: A 23-year-old Aluva woman, who had filed a police complaint of domestic violence against her husband and his family, has been found dead.
Mofia Parvin, who allegedly died by suicide on Monday, left a note addressed to her father, in which she has accused her husband, in-laws and a police officer for taking such an extreme step.
"I don't know what he will say about me if I die...I suffered a lot... at last, I was able to slap him once, had I not done that I would be doing wrong to my conscience. Suhail, his mother and his father are criminals. They must get maximum punishment. That is my last wish," the third-year law student reportedly wrote in her suicide note.
In her suicide note, she also alleged that a Circle Inspector in a police station at Aluva had misbehaved with her when she went there to give her statement along with her father.
Mofia, who was an LLB student of Al Azhar Law College in Thodupuzha, had married Kothamangalam native Muhammed Suhail, son of Yusaf, after she befriended him on Facebook. The marriage was held on April 3 this year.
On Monday, the Aluva police had summoned Mofia and the accused persons based on her complaint.
Relatives of Mofia have alleged that the police did not act on her complaint. They cite Mofia's suicide note in which she has said that the police denied her justice. They have alleged that the Circle Inspector was rude to Mofia.
Meanwhile, the police told Manorama Online that they had only tried to intervene when Mofia slapped her husband during an altercation inside the police station.
The family of Muhammed Suhail is currently absconding.
Aluva Rural SP K Karthik, told reporters earlier in the day, that he has ordered an investigation into the incident and the probe is being headed by a DySP and based on his report, further action would be taken.
After the inquest proceedings, the body was sent to Ernakulam Govt Medical College Hospital, where the post mortem was conducted. The funeral was held on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Kerala Home Department on Tuesday removed Aluva East Circle Inspector C L Sudheer from his station duties. Sudheer has previously been accused of misconduct several times. He had also faced disciplinary action for the lapses on his part in the Uthra murder case investigation.
Mofia's father, speaking to a news channel, said he went to the station on Monday with his daughter to give her statement and she had made it clear before going and after reaching there that she does not want her submission to be recorded in her husband's presence.
However, the Circle Inspector spoke to them in her husband's presence and also spoke inappropriately and rudely to him and his daughter, the father said and added that it was the officer's conduct which demoralised her.
After returning to her home she was worried whether the police would take any action in view of the officer's conduct at the station, he claimed and said that later on the same day she committed suicide in her room.
Mofia has a brother, Nimkhan, who is a degree student.
The incident created an uproar in the state, which recently saw a string of suicides by women - including the Vismaya case - over dowry harassment. with Leader of Opposition in state assembly V D Satheesan alleging that the police misbehaved with the victim in the instant matter.
Youth Congress workers in Aluva held a protest march seeking action against the errant police officer.
Satheesan, speaking to mediapersons, said that the officer in question, a Circle Inspector, behaved very badly with the complainant who was also a young woman.
He said that if police behaved like this with complainants, especially women, then what justice can be expected from it and people will be afraid to approach it with complaints.
"It is a major failure of the system," Satheesan said and questioned why the Chief Minister felt obligated to protect such officers.
"Who has given the police licence to behave like this," he said.
(Suicide is not the solution to any problem. Seek the assistance of a mental health specialist, if needed. Try to overcome the problem. Helpline numbers - 1056, 0471- 2552056)