25-year-old model, Priyanka Kapoor allegedly committed suicide and was found dead, hung from a ceiling fan in her Delhi apartment yesterday. Priyanka's family has blamed her husband, Nitin Chawla, 37, for her death. Nitin has also been accused of abusing Priyanka and took a huge amount of dowry from her family. Police have reported that a 2 page suicide note was found, which stated she was scared of her husband. Part of the note read: "This is the biggest mistake of my life...marrying him... I am scared". A case has been filed against Chawla and he has been arrested and placed in judicial custody.
If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence, here is what you can do.
1) Talk to someone: Do not hold your feelings inside of you. Open up to someone you trust and be honest about what you are dealing with internally.
2) Call the police: Report the abuse to the higher authorities right away if you or someone you know is in danger.
3) Join support groups: Discussing your feelings with people who have been in the same position as you, as it can be very therapeutic and help you cope faster.