Wife of a UP Cooperative employee in a bizarre incident locked herself in the bathroom on Monday morning on the pretext of taking bath and ended up immolating self in Bazaarkhala area.
The woman identified as Shabnam Srivastav, a resident of Motijhil Sachiwalay colony and wife of Girish Chandra Srivastav locked herself in the bathroom on Monday morning and immolated self. Girish works at UP Cooperative.
According to inspector Bazarkhala Anil Singh, at 4 in morning, Shabnam woke up and went for a bath in the bathroom. After a while the family was shocked to see fumes of smoke billowing out from the bathroom. They rushed towards the bathroom that was locked from inside. The family members than broke the lock and found Shabnam’s charred body lying on the floor. She allegedly committed suicide by immolating self in the bathroom.
Bazarkhala police also arrived at the scene and sent the body for the post-mortem examination. Girish told police that Shabnam was mentally ill and was being treated at the Noor Manzil hospital.