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Ayesha suicide: AIMIM chief mentions case while denouncing dowry

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has reacted on the issue of Ayesh’s suicide.

Ayesha Banu Makrani, 23, who worked for the ICCI Bank’s mutual fund division in Ahmedabad and was also a final year postgraduate student of MA in SV College of Ahmedabad committed suicide on February 23 by jumping into the Sabarmati river.

Owaisi in a speech in Hyderabad referred to Ayesha’s suicide and said that the problem of dowry needs to be addressed. He said those who take dowry are cowards and that he stood with the daughters of the country who are fighting against dowry.

Ayesha’s husband arrested

The Gujarat Police on Monday arrested Aarif Khan, the husband of Ayesha, who committed suicide in Ahmedabad last month. Aarif Khan, who was absconding, was arrested in Pali.

Ayesha recorded a message before suicide but did not blame her husband. She said that she was not committing suicide because of any pressure, but she is going to meet Allah, the almighty. But in an audio Ayesha has blamed her husband for exploiting her and demanding more dowry.

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The Gujarat police nabbed Aarif based on his mobile location.

Ayesha was married to Aarif in July 2018, but for the past year, she was living with her parents. She was allegedly tortured by Aarif and his family and once for three days she was not served any food. She informed her father about the maltreatment.

Earlier Ayesha’s father Liyaqat had told Gujarat Exclusive that his son-in-law used to pick fights with his daughter within two months of marriage. The in-laws also demanded dowry from his daughter.

“My daughter put up with the abuse as she wanted to save her marriage. She also told us that her husband had another affair. When she took it up with her in-laws they scolded her,” said Liyaqat.

 

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