India: Ayesha Khan Commits Suicide After Recording Video Of Her Intentions

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A woman in Ahmedabad in India, Ayesha Khan jumped into the Sabarmati river a few minutes after recording her last messages to her family.

23-year-old Muslim woman suffered depression and humiliation from her husband, who, to her knowledge, kept a separate relationship outside the marriage.

Ayesha remained in the marriage for fear of humiliating herself and her family while battling a miscarriage.

She committed suicide on February 25.

Though the video message did not blame her husband, the police have booked him for abetment to suicide, according to a police report on Monday.

Ayesha Khan
Ayesha Khan recording her last video in front of the river she jumped into.

Her father, Liyakatali Makrani said on Friday at Sabarmati Riverfront (West) Police station that his daughter’s husband, Arif Babukhan inflicted mental torture on Ayesha and told her, “die if you want to, and send me a video.”

In a video that went viral on social media, Ayesha claimed she is not taking her life under any pressure.

The police had disclosed, quoting her parents, that Ayesha had said she did not want her husband in her life anymore and that she was tired of life.

A Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station official said Arif Babukhan is yet to be arrested, and the probe into the incident continued.

According to Ayesha’s lawyer Zaffar Pathan, “Arif used to ignore his wife and splurge on girlfriend. And, for meeting his expenses, he used to threaten Ayesha’s parents. At times, he also forcefully took money from his in-laws,” the lawyer told a leading Hindi daily.

‘Ayesha also suffered a miscarriage.’

The lawyer also said Arif used to tell Ayesha that he is in love with another girl.

He said the development caused Ayesha’s depression but remained quiet, fearing loss of dignity if their marital secret comes in the open.

He said, “Ayesha also suffered a miscarriage due to marital disquiet and tension. She suffered bleeding one day. The doctor advised surgery, but before treatment, she had a miscarriage.”

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