Bengaluru: In a dowry harassment case, a twenty-four year old woman committed suicide at her residence in B Narayanapura in Mahadevapura police limits, here on 4 December.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Jyothsna, wife of Venkata Jagadish, a software engineer. They were married 10 months ago. The couple hailed from Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh.
According to sources, Jyothsna hung herself on Friday morning after her husband left for work. Her neighbour and friend had come to visit her, but they received no response. When Jagadish came back from work and also received no response, he tried calling her cell phone. When there was no answer, he decided to peep in through the window and found her hanging. Jagadish informed her parents and the police. The body was taken for a post-mortem.
The police investigating the case said, “Jyothsna’s parents came down to the city on Saturday and said that Jagadish was harassing her for dowry. They said that she was upset about it and committed suicide. During the preliminary investigation, it was found that she had typed a message on her mobile phone and had sent it to herself. The message said that she was suffering from heartache and the treatment was expensive. Further, it said that she did not want to be a burden to anyone and decided to end her life.”
The parents have lodged a complaint of dowry harassment. Jagadish will be arrested after the final rites, said the police.