A young law student died by suicide in Kerala in November last year after alleging domestic violence at the hands of her husband and his family members. The Kerala police have now filed a chargesheet in the case.
A woman named Mofiya Parveen Dilshad ended her life in 2021. She accused her husband and his family members of dowry harassment and domestic violence. The police have mentioned her husband Suhail as an accused in the chargesheet in the case but they did not mention the Circle Inspector of the Aluva police station who was named by Mofiya in her suicide note.
According to reports, Mofiya tried to lodge a complaint at the Aluva police station against her husband Suhail for domestic violence but the Circle Inspector called her husband and her family members in an attempt to make them compromise. Mofiya’s father spoke the media and said that the CI also “disrespected” Mofiya and seemed rude. She ended her life just a few hours later.
Police filed chargesheet in Mofiya case:
The Kerala police filed the chargesheet in the case against the accused husband and his family members on January 18. The charges include dowry harassment, domestic violence and abetment to suicide, Times of India reported. Reportedly, even the FIR filed in the case mentions “serious lapses” on the Circle Inspector’s part but his name was not seen in the chargesheet.
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As per a report, Mofiya’s family members are outraged by the fact and are going to appeal to Court. Mofiya’s father while speaking to News Minute alleged that Suhail’s brother-in-law Syed Muhammad and his wife used to harass him for dowry and demanded that their names be mentioned in the chargesheet.
He said, “The higher-ups in the police department say they are helpless. I had really expected that the CI and Suhail’s brother and sister-in-law would also be included in the chargesheet. I don’t know what happened, this is disappointing.” He alleged that police “just want to finish the case” by including minimum number of accused persons.
Mofiya’s death had sparked protests in Kerala. The Circle Inspector was suspended from duty. Her husband Suhail and his parents were arrested by the police but the family later got bail by the Kerala High Court. The court said that the allegations against his family were vague and confined to dowry. Suhail was however not granted relief as the court said that the allegations against him were very serious.