Man booked as woman he harassed with marriage pleas ends life

Man booked as woman he harassed with marriage pleas ends life

A man was booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 21-year-old woman in Vasai in Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday.

Eknath Desak, the accused, would repeatedly call the victim and pester her to marry him, and would also tell people that the two were in a relationship, a Virar police station official said.

“Distressed with the harassment, she consumed poison on the night of February 10. Her brother filed a complaint after which Desak was booked on Thursday. He is yet to be arrested,” the official added.

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