Ponda woman commits suicide


Remisha Fernandes, a 23-year-old woman from Shiroda in Ponda taluka has allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. She succumbed to poisoning while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Margao on Friday.
Ponda police registered the case as an unnatural death as her death occurred within seven years of marriage. Further investigation of the case has been transferred to Ponda sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Johnson Fernandes as prescribed under section 176 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). Fernandes married three years ago. "She attempted suicide by consuming Rattol – Rodenticide and was immediately rushed to a private hospital where she died on Friday afternoon," Ponda police said.
The Ponda SDM has handed over the body to the husband's family after conducting the autopsy at Hospicio Hospital, Margao, on Saturday.  [TOI]