A 24-year aged Keralite lady was found hanging in her husband’s residence at Sasthamkotta in this south Kerala region on Monday, a day after she had sent a series of WhatsApp messages to her relatives over the supposed harassment she was enduring from him over dowry.
S V Vismaya, a local of Kaithode here, was discovered hanging inside the bathroom of the residence of S Kiran Kumar, her husband, a state government worker, in the morning, family sources reported.
An Ayurveda medical student, she had also sent images of the injuries and beating marks on her body which she endured during the recent severe physical agony from Kumar, they accused.
In her WhatsApp chat, which her family shared with the media, Vismaya accused that her husband did not appreciate the car gifted by her father as dowry and used to torture her over that.
In the astounding chats, the lady also accused that she was dragged by her hair and kicked in the face over dowry, especially over the car by Kumar, a motor vehicle department worker.
He used to verbally insult her father saying that he deserved more dowry in accordance with his dignity but got only very little, the woman also accused in the chat.
Her father Thrivikraman Nair stated that the family had given 100 sovereigns of gold and over one acre land besides a car value Rs.10 lakh as dowry to Kumar during their wedding previous year.
“But, he did not admire the car and demanded ₹10 lakh as cash in replacement of it. As I said it was impossible, he used to torment my daughter. He had beaten Vismaya in front of us after coming to our house during midnight last January,” an emotional Nair told a TV channel.
He said his girl would not have taken this desperate step and alleged that Kumar might have killed her.
In accordance with media reports, the state Women’s Commission enlisted a case into the incident on its own and sought a report from the cops in this connection.
A cop officer said interrogation is ongoing and any further measures would be implemented after getting the post- mortem result.
“The post-mortem will be performed at the government medical college, Thiruvananthapuram and any step will be executed after getting the report,” he added.