Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
A 23-year-Old Woman ended her life by jumping into the Sabarmati river at the Riverfront side in Ahmedabad allegedly due to harassment by her husband and in-laws.
Moments before taking the extreme step, The 23-year-old woman identifies as Ayesha Banu Makranu, recorded an emotional video on her phone and said that she was ending her life out of her own will and nobody had forced her to do it.
In the two-minute video, the woman introduces herself as Ayesha Arif Khan with a big smile on her face, betraying the conflict and turmoil inside her. “Whatever I am going to do is my decision and nobody has pressured me for this. I have nothing to say now. Understand that the almighty gave me a short life,” she says.
In her last words, Ayesha says, “This lovely river. I pray that it takes me in it. I am like the winds, I want to flow. And just want to keep flowing.”
According to the police, the victim identified as Ayesha Banu Makranu was a resident of Almina Park in Vatva of Ahmedabad, who was employed with ICICI bank in the city.
Ayesha’s father Liaquat Ali said that she got married to Arif Khan, a resident of Rajasthan’s Jalore in July 2018.
“However, since marriage, her in-laws started demanding dowry from her. I gave them some money but their greed increased. A few months ago, Arif sent Ayesha back to my place after a fight. He also stopped talking to her over the phone. Unable to bear the pain, she decided to kill herself,”Ali reportedly told media personnel.
Ayesha after recording the video, had sent it to her estranged husband and father before taking the Extreme unfortunate step.
Reportedly a case has now been registered under IPC Section 306 for abetment to suicide against the victim’s husband at Sabarmati Riverfront West Police Station.
Notably, Ayesha’s father alleged that her in-laws harassed her for dowry continuously since her marriage and he had also filed a complaint against them for domestic violence.