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Hyderabad: Newly-wed woman hangs herself, alleges dowry harassment in selfie video

The woman accused her husband and other family members of harassing her for dowry, police said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2017 18:20 IST
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The woman hanged herself after she shot a selfie video alleging that her in-laws were harassing her for dowry.

A 20-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide here by hanging herself in Hyderabad recording a selfie video on her mobile phone in which she accused her husband and other family members of harassing her for dowry, police said on Wednesday.

The woman got married in January this year to a man identified as Irfan, a resident of Yakatpura area.

However, she came to her parents house in Balapur area a few days ago and informed them about the alleged harassment by her husband, mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, police said.

“Last night she hanged herself with a rope that was connected to a pipe at the ceiling of the bathroom which has tin sheets,” assistant commissioner of police (Vanasthalipuram Division) V Ravinder Reddy told PTI.

“Her mother got suspicious when she did not come out after a long time. She raised an alarm and with the help of neighbours they broke the bathroom door down and found the woman hanging. They took her to a hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead,” he said.

The victim had earlier complained to her parents that she was being harassed by her husband, mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law for additional dowry, Reddy said based on a complaint lodged by the family members of the deceased.

Before taking the extreme step, the woman recorded a video message, which was found in her mobile phone, making similar allegations, he said.

Asked if anyone was arrested, the ACP said a case was registered and further investigations were underway.