Woman files FIR against husband, in-laws after minor sons’ deaths

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Claims negligence by husband caused the deaths

Pune: A 30-year-old woman has lodged an FIR with the Sinhagad Road police against her husband and six in-laws after the death of her two minor sons after pest control in their house last month.

Jahnvi Sandeep Dongre (30) from Anand Nagar has lodged the complaint against husband Sandeep Sevak Dongre, mother-in-law Janabai Sevak Dongre, father-in-law Sevak Pandit Dongre, brother-in-law Satish Sevak Dongre, sister-in-law Jyoti Satish Dongre and another relative Anusuya Khatane.
  
The deceased boys have been identified as Sarthak (9) and Sahil (11).

According to the police, Jahnvi had married Sandeep in 2008 in Parbhani. Later, they shifted to Pune. Sandeep and his family were allegedly pressurising her for dowry of Rs 10 lakh to buy flat in Pune. After being thrown out of their house, the couple had rented a flat in Anand Nagar.

In her complaint, she stated that Sandeep worked with a pest control firm for last five years and he knew about effect of pesticide, even then he made them sleep in the room where he had used pesticide.

“Around 7 pm on September 23, pest control was done in the house. We went out to see Ganpati procession and returned around 1 am (Sept 24). All four of us started vomiting within a few hours. But my husband did not take us to a hospital. I went to a nearby clinic with the help of a neighbour. I got relief from a medicine prescribed by the doctor. I gave the same to others at home. But at around 5 pm, the condition of my son Sarthak deteriorated and I took him to a hospital with the help of my neighbour as my husband refused to accompany me. As we reached Jagtap Hospital, Sarthak vomited blood. When the doctor examined him, he had died. The neighbour rushed to my home and brought my husband Sandeep and son Sahil and admitted them in the hospital,” Jahnvi stated in her complaint.

She further told police that after Sahil’s condition deteriorated around 2 am (September 25), he was shifted to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for further treatment. But he died around 7 pm on September 27. Her father paid Rs 80,000 for Sahil’s treatment and Rs 30,000 bill for treatment of her husband. “However, my husband and other relatives are now blaming me for the deaths. They are asking me to leave them. They are often abusing me and beating me,” she added.

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