Woman hangs self: Dowry harassment alleged

Woman hangs self: Dowry harassment alleged

Submitted by Newseditor on Wed, 2015-11-25 19:56 Bengaluru: The seventh marriage anniversary turned tragic for a 31-year-old woman in Bengaluru as she committed suicide by hanging at her residence in Gangondanahalli in West Bengaluru on Monday afternoon over alleged dowry harassment. Her husband Dr Srikanta Sajjan, a professor at a government Ayurvedic Medical College, located at Anand Rao Circle has been arrested in connection with the case. The Chandra Layout police said that the victim identified as Smita A Kinnal took the extreme step when her mother-in-law Akka Mahadevi went out to bring her grandchildren from school. Smita was with her 45- days old daughter when she ended her life. Police said that the incident came to light when Akka Mahadevi returned home. She found her daughter-in-law was not in the hall and rushed to her room and knocked the door repeatedly. She informed it to her son Srikant and his brother Yogesh.Yogesh rushed to the house and broke open the door and found Smita hanging in the room. He took photographs of it and informed the police, who rushed to the scene. Police investigation reveals that there was some dispute between the couple and it often triggered quarrel between them. They had an argument on Monday too. Later, Srikant left for his college. The parents of the deceased allege that harassment by Srikant and his family members had led to Smita's death. The police have taken up a case against Srikant, his mother and his brother. They have taken Srikant into custody.Police said that the couple married seven years ago and have four children including a 45 day-old daughter.