Chennai: A woman committed suicide by hanging herself on Tuesday at Anna Nagar, Chennai. The deceased Jaya Sri (26) got married to Saravanan (35) in 2016. He works in a jewellery shop and took 70 gms of gold at the time of marriage as dowry.
From the early days of her marriage, she had been harassed for the extra dowry by her husband and in-laws. Meanwhile, she delivered a stillborn baby. The depressed woman went to her father's house.
Her parents convinced her and made arrangements for staying separately from Saravanan's parents. Before going, she wrote a suicide note stating that the reason behind her death was her husband and her in-laws and gave it to her parents. 13 days ago, she delivered a boy. On Monday she informed her father that her in-laws were harassing for more dowry. Then her father went to her house and asked her to come with him. Jaya Sri pretended that she has some work in the house and sent her father back.
On Tuesday, she hanged herself to a ceiling fan and committed suicide. Kasimedu police learned of the suicide and reached the spot and sent the dead body to government hospital for post-mortem. The victim's father went to police station and alleged that his daughter was killed by Saravanan's family and they are covering it up as a suicide. He added that Jaya Sri was harassed for extra dowry. He demanded justice over the issue and filed a case against Saravanan's family. The police probing the matter.