Woman Techie Hangs Self after Alleged Dowry Harassment

Published: 08th October 2015 05:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2015 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  A 29-year-old woman software professional committed suicide at her house in Nizampet here in the early hours of Wednesday, unable to bear the harassment by her husband and in-laws for additional dowry. Sailaja, alias Bhargavi, an employee of Deloitte, allegedly hanged herself from a ventilator in her house with a chunni. Her in-laws also stay in the same building.

Police said that she and her husband Naveen Kumar (30), had an altercation on Tuesday night about additional dowry. She took the extreme step late in the night.

The couple got married in 2013 and have a one-and-half-year-old son. She complained to her father about the harassment for additional dowry. The deceased’s father Racha Krishna lodged a complaint with police alleging that Sailaja was being continuously harassed for additional dowry by her husband and in-laws. She was not even allowed to attend her sister’s marriage.

A case under 304B (Dowry Death) was registered. Her body was sent to Gandhi Hospital for postmortem on Wednesday.

Based on preliminary investigation, we have registered a case of abetment of suicide and dowry harassment against her husband and in-laws,” N Sanjeev Rao, ACP of Kukatpally said. No arrest had been made yet and further probe is underway.

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