Alleged dowry harassment: mother kills son, commits suicide

A woman, committed suicide, after drowning her two-year-old son, allegedly due to the harassment meted out by her husband and in-laws, at Chikkacheechanahalli, Hunsur taluk, Mysore district, on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (23) and Yogesh (2). She pushed her son into a tank in the village, before drowning herself. Kalavathy was married to Manjunath of the same village, for four years.

Following the suicide, Guruswamy, brother of the deceased has lodged a complaint with the police, blaming Manjunath, his mother Mahadevamma, father Bundegowda and his brother Shivakumar. The accused are learnt to have deserted their house in the village, after the suicide.

In the complaint, Guruswamy has alleged that despite marrying off his sister by paying dowry, her husband and in-laws were constantly harassing Kalavathi. Troubled by this, she had left her husband’s house and had returned back to her family about six months ago.
Subsequently, a village meeting was convened, following which Kalavathy returned to her in-laws, as the latter promised to stop harassing her. However, since the harassment did not stop, she took the drastic step, Guruswamy has alleged.  
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