Two end lives over dowry harassment

Last Updated 11 April 2014, 18:19 IST

Khatija, 22, a homemaker, hanged herself at her residence in Pillaganahalli following alleged dowry harassment by her husband and mother-in-law.

According to the Hulimavu police, Khatija, a native of Tamil Nadu, was married to Afzal, a painter, around two years ago and the couple have a one-year-old daughter.

On Thursday, the incident came to light when her mother-in-law Pyarima went to check on her at around 2.30 pm, police said.


Afzal and Pyarima have been arrested based on the complaint lodged by Khatija’s parents that they were allegedly torturing their daughter for dowry, the police said.

Second case

In the other incident, Jyothi, 25, committed suicide at her residence in Gokul Layout, following alleged harassment for dowry.

According to KR Puram Police, Jyothi, a native of Davangere, was married to Nagaraju 18 months ago.

Jyothi’s mother-in-law Vimala, in a statement to the police, said that at around 11 am, Jyothi hanged herself in the room located on the terrace where she went on the pretext of drying washed clothes.

While her son, who was unwell, was asleep, Vimala was away at the BBMP office to get the voter’s identity card, she added.

Jyothi’s father Mohan, however, in his statement to the police, said Nagaraju, his parents Vimala and Prakash and sister Kavitha were harassing his daughter for dowry.

The police are questioning Vimala, Prakash and Kavitha. Nagaraju is absconding, said the police.

(Published 11 April 2014, 18:19 IST)

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