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Subhangana suicide case: Family members cry foul, suspect murder

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February 1, 2018, 3:24 pm

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Subhangna Raj who committed suicide at her house in Jaipur's C-Scheme area.

Jaipur: The family members of Subhangana Raj alias Ruchira Surana, the chairperson of Jasoda Devi Colleges and Institutions, have alleged that she had not committed suicide, but was murdered. They have made some photographs and WhatsApp chat available to the police to back up their allegations.

They alleged that Subhangana was murdered at the behest of her husband. The police launched an investigation, considering the case to be that of an abetment to suicide, but they also said that allegations of her family members would also be probed.

Subhangana allegedly committed suicide at her house in C-Scheme’s Gokhale Marg on Friday night. Her father, Prem Surana, is the chairman of Deepshikha Group of Colleges.

Her shocking death came to the knowledge of her son, Mihir Sawlani on Saturday morning. When she didn’t come out of her room till late morning, Mihir and the house-maid allegedly found her hanging from the ceiling.

Her husband, Rajkumar Sawlani, is a businessman. He was allegedly staying at the Sitapura-situated college on Friday night. They had married reportedly after a courtship.

Forty-year-old Subhangana was allegedly under depression for the past few months.

The family members were quoted as saying that Rajkumar and Subhangana were not at good terms recently. Their differences had reached to the point that she registered a case against Rajkumar with the police for harassment. They however later reached a compromise and withdrew the police complaint.

Subhangana was a successful businesswoman. Celebrities such as Bollywood actor Salman Khan and cricketer Virat Kohli were acquainted with her and had visited Jaipur on her invitation. Subhangana is credited with launching fashion designing courses in Jaipur. She owned a fashion designing institute in Bapu Nagar.

As per the family members, her name was Ruchira Surana, but she changed it after her marriage.

Ashok Nagar police is probing the suicide case.

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First published: August 30, 2017