Karkala: In a suspected case of dowry death, the sister-in-law and mother-in-law of a woman were arrested by the Karkala Rural police, hours after she was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws’ residence in Bailoor Karkala Taluk here, on February 20.
The deceased has been identified as Rubina (27), wife of Asif Abdulla, a resident of Mukka. She was married to Asif four years ago. The couple have a 2.5-year-old son.
According to sources Rubina committed suicide by hanging herself to the ceiling of the room on Friday evening. Rubina’s brother and other relatives reached Bailoor from Mukka after they were informed about the incident by Asif’s brother.
Rubina’s brother alleged that she was being harassed by her sister-in-law and mother-in-law for not bringing enough dowry. He alleged that she was murdered and then hanged. “She was a woman with a strong will power and could not have committed suicide,” he said.
A case has been registered in the Karkala Rural Police Station.