Unable to bear alleged harassment for dowry, two women committed suicide in separate incidents in the city on Thursday.
Jyothi (25), a government school teacher, hanged herself at her house in K R Puram. She was married to Nagaraj Prakash, a private company employee, around 18 months ago.
Police said her mother-in-law Vimala, who had gone to the BBMP office, found Jyothi’s body in a room on the terrace when she returned at 11 am. She then alerted Nagaraj, who was unwell and asleep in the bedroom.
In his complaint, Nagaraj claimed that his frequent illness upset Jyothi and it could have led her to suicide. However, Jyothi’s parents filed a case of murder against Nagaraj and his family, who allegedly harassed her for dowry. Nagaraj has been absconding since.
In another incident, a 22-year-old woman ended her life by hanging at her house in Hulimavu near JP Nagar. The deceased Khatija, a resident of Pillaganahalli in Hulimavu, was married to Afzal, a painter. They had an 18-month-old daughter.
Khatija’s mother-in-law Pyarima, a domestic help, returned home from work and found her body, police said.
Based on a complaint from Khatija’s parents, Hulimavu police arrested Afzal and Pyarima for alleged dowry harassment.