A 57-year-old NRI woman settled in the UK allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself to death at Lopo village in Moga district on Sunday night, police sources said today.
Identified as Jaswant Kaur, the UK citizen came to India to visit her native village on February 13. The exact cause of her taking the extreme step is not yet clear, but her cousin Jagdev Singh stated to the police that she was under depression for the past many years.
Preliminary investigations revealed that she got divorced from her husband 25 years ago. She used to visit her native village once in two years and always stayed at her cousin’s house.
Her cousin told the police that she went to the bathroom last night where she committed suicide.
The police had taken the body into custody for a postmortem examination and initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC into this incident.