Two women found dead over alleged dowry harassment

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 8:21pm by IBC News

Two women have committed suicide in separate incidents in and around the city since Monday night. In the first incident, a 26-year-old woman set herself ablaze due to alleged dowry harassment by her husband and her in-laws under Taverekere police limits. The deceased, Savitha alias Veda, is a native of Kanakapura. Savitha married M S Raju, a resident of Sadashivanagar last year, according to the police.

The couple reportedly fought regularly over dowry-related arguments and even the intervention of their elders and other relatives did not make the fights stop. Recently, Savitha left Raju’s home and had moved in with a relative in Tunganagar.

On Monday night, Savitha’s relatives reportedly left home to attend a function. They returned in the evening to find Savitha’s burnt body lying next to a can of kerosene in the bathroom. Based on the death note she wrote, her husband Raju and his parents have been arrested by the Tavarekere police.

In the second incident, a 23-year-old woman, Mamatha, was found dead inside her room under mysterious circumstances by her parents in Nandagudi near Hosakote. Her parents suspected foul play and allege that her husband killed her over dowry harassment. Mamatha’s husband, Ramachandra, is said to be absconding. Ramachandra’s parents were taken into custody by the Nandagudi police, who are investigating the case.