A Telangana woman who lived with her husband and mother-in-law in Tennessee, USA allegedly killed herself by slitting her throat. Her parents, however, claimed that her husband had been torturing her for dowry.
Hyderabad: A Telangana woman’s death in the United States of America has left her family members suspicious.
The woman’s family alleged she was harassed for dowry.
Sandhya, who hails from Telangana’s Mahabubabad had shifted to Tennessee with her husband around nine months ago.
Sandhya’s parents received a call from their son-in-law Shrikanth, on Saturday, who said that his wife was found dead. However, Sandhya’s family alleged that over the past two months, Shrikanth had been harassing her for dowry.
The family also alleged that Shrikanth’s family threatened to kill Sandhya if she failed to bring more dowry. Her parents agreed to give him some land in the village. However, Srikanth continued to harass her.
In the wee hours of Saturday, relatives called up an acquaintance in the village and informed that Sandhya had committed suicide by slitting her throat in bathroom, sources said.
Sandhya’s father Mahender, who spoke to media said, “Sandhya never spoke of any trouble in her marriage for the first six months. From February, she began complaining of harassment by Srikanth and his mother. They demanded Rs 1 crore.”
Mahender who is a police officer working as a head constable at the Narasimhulapet Police station approached the Thorrur Police station and filed a complaint.
A similar incident took place in 2017 where a Telangana woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances in London. The woman’s parents accused her husband and in-laws of murdering her.
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Last Updated Apr 7, 2019, 1:52 PM IST