Govt employee commits suicide, father alleges dowry harassment

Published: 12th August 2016 05:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2016 05:42 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: A 21-year-old government employee committed suicide by hanging in her room at a PG accommodation in Sanjaynagar on Wednesday. In a police complaint, the woman’s father alleged that she committed suicide due to harassment for dowry by her husband. Police have not found a suicide note and the woman’s husband is on the run.

Govt.jpgPolice said Chaitra’s husband is Niranjan Babu, a KAS officer with BDA (land acquisition wing). Chaitra worked as a stenographer in the Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation on contract basis. The couple met when Niranjan worked in the warehousing corporation and they got married two years ago in Tirupati.

A senior police officer said that Chaitra moved to a PG accommodation near RMA Club on July 31 unable to bear harassment by Babu. On Wednesday evening, she hung herself using a dupatta from the window in her room. Her roommates repeatedly knocked on the door. As there was no response, they went around and looked through a window to find her hanging. The police officer added that Chaitra had called her mother before committing suicide.

Chaitra’s father Jayakumar is a Group-D employee in Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation.

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