Dowry harassment: Newlywed woman hangs self

Bengaluru: A 25-year-old newlywed woman hanged herself at her residence in Nandini Layout police limits on Saturday alleging dowry harassment.

The deceased, Prema, a homemaker, got married to Suresh, 30, a garment factory worker, three months ago. The police arrested Suresh and his parents after Prema’s father Chikkayya filed a complaint.

On Saturday morning, after Suresh left for work, Prema locked herself inside her room and hanged herself from the ceiling fan. Her in-laws knocked on the door and when she did not respond, they broke open the door with the help of neighbours to find her hanging.

The initial probe revealed that Suresh and her in-laws were harassing her for dowry and were threatening to send her back to her parents’ house. Chikkayya filed the police complaint immediately after learning about her suicide.

The Nandini Layout police have registered a case and are investigating. 

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