A woman committed suicide in India following an argument with her husband over remarks made by acclaimed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.
Police are investigating the alleged suicide by Sonam Pandey, who according to her family, consumed poison because she was distressed after her husband ridiculed the Bollywood actor.
“Sonam Pandey and her husband Mayank were talking about newspaper reports about Khan’s statement yesterday morning. My son poked fun at Sonam, saying what kind of man is the Bollywood star, who wants to settle abroad on the advice of his wife,” said Mayank’s father, RP Pandey.
Angered by her husband’s criticism of Aamir, Sonam ran upstairs and locked herself inside a room, he added.
“After a while, she started screaming and, when Mayank went to her help, he found her vomiting. It appears she consumed some poisonous substance,” he added.
Sonam was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.
Kotwali police station inspector Praful Shrivastava said they are “investigating the matter and will proceed accordingly”.
Aamir sparked a major controversy in India last week after he said he was ‘alarmed’ by incidents of increasing intolerance in the country and that his wife, Kiran Rao, had even suggested that they leave India.
However, the Bollywood actor later said, “To all the people shouting obscenities at me for speaking my heart out, it saddens me to say you are only proving my point.”
Further, he added that he and his wife have no plans of moving anywhere and that people stating otherwise were misconstruing his words.