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Woman jumps in front of train, ends life

Woman jumps in front of train, ends life

Kolkata: A 55-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train here on Monday.

The train was going to Howrah from Balurghat and the incident took place when it was passing through Kamarpukur in Gangarampur.

The woman, identified as Sharbani Haldar, took the extreme step after she had a quarrel with her daughter.

She was a resident of Shanti Colony in Gangarampur. Police rushed to the spot and sent the body for autopsy to Balurghat hospital. A probe has been initiated.

The police said the woman's husband worked as a labourer. A few years ago, their daughter married a local youth. A substantial amount of dowry was claimed by the in-laws of her daughter.

She allegedly demanded money whenever she visited her parents.

The family had been suffering from acute financial crisis. On Monday, the woman committed suicide after she had a fight with her daughter over money matters.

There was a huge traffic congestion following the incident. Normalcy was restored after the body was removed from the railway track.

Sub-divisional police officer of Gangarampur Bipul Banerjee said: "The woman jumped before the moving the train. We have recovered the body and sent for autopsy."

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