The suicide of Lekha and her teenaged daughter Vaishnavi in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala took a dramatic turn after the police found new evidence in the case. They found a notebook which has details of how the mother-in-law harassed Lekha for dowry.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police have found more evidence in the case related to the suicides of a mother and daughter in Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The police found a notebook which displayed the harassment endured by the deceased mother-daughter duo.
The notes made by the mother, 40-year-old Lekha in the book reveal there were regular fights in the house, with her mother-in-law Krishnamma. Lekha has even written a detailed account of the household expenses in the book, which is allegedly to counter her husband Chandran and mother-in-law’s allegation. It is reported that the mother-in-law and Lekha's husband used to blame her for the debts run up by the family.
The book also says that the harassment initially hurt Lekha, but later she started to care more about her daughter’s future.
Meanwhile, Chandran has confessed to the police that quarrels used to happen frequently in the house by Lekha and his mother over the sale of their house. He also said to the police that black magic was performed at their house, the last being as recently as last week. Police have also identified the person who performed black magic.
According to sources, the investigators may approach the court seeking custody of the four accused in the case who are remanded in custody. Meanwhile, the Canara Bank Chief Manager and four others have moved the court seeking anticipatory bail.
Earlier, the forensic department found the suicide note from the house where the duo had committed suicide.
The department found the letter from the wall of the house, which was allegedly written by Lekha. It is allegedly said that certain family problems were the reason for the death and Lekha's mother-in-law had assaulted her in the name of dowry.
It is also surprising to hear that in the letter, Lekha has not mentioned anything about the bank loan.
Earlier, it was said that the mother and daughter committed suicide, fearing the confiscation of their house by bank officials.
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Last Updated May 17, 2019, 10:11 AM IST