Woman killed herself after being abused by boyfriend

An inquest has been hearing how a 25 year old women took her own life after being physically and emotionally abused by her ex-partner.

Meera Dalal, who worked at Nuffield Hospital, was found dead at her family home in Syston.

Her former boyfriend, who was not named at the inquest, had been reported to Leicestershire Police on a number of occasions during and after the relationship.

However, he was never charged with any offences.

Meera’s family are speaking out to raise awareness of domestic violence and say victims of such abuse shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

Miss Dalal’s body was discovered by her father Ashok, at their former family home in Syston. He said:

“I still feel very, very bad. It still hurts. I don’t think we’ll ever get over it. I just can’t believe that she’s not here anymore. I can’t take that.”

“She was a very bubbly and happy girl. Always laughing and joking with everybody. Everybody loved her so much and she loved everybody.”

Meera’s family had logged a formal complaint to Leicestershire Police following her death and the force was investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Meera Dalal was described as “very fun-loving and bubbly”

The report shows a catalogue of police incidents involving Miss Dalal and her boyfriend dating back to December 2013. However, investigators found there was no case to answer for misconduct.

Meera’s sister Sonia said: “It’s like a bad dream. I wouldn’t want anyone to be in the position we’re in. I want women to know that there are so many places they can go and so much help they can get.”

The family want to raise awareness of domestic violence and have already raised over £6,000 for ‘Refuge’ through a fundraising page.

The coroner report concluded that Miss Dalal died as a result of suicide.