Case of death due to dowry harassment registered against her husband and in-laws

A woman jumped from the third floor of her in-laws’ house, carrying her five-month-old son, at Citizens Colony in Alwal after Tuesday midnight allegedly following harassment by her husband and in-laws for dowry.

Twenty-five-year-old Spandana and her son, who were rushed to a private hospital in Kompally with multiple fractures, succumbed to their wounds after an hour, Alwal Inspector Pushpan Kumar said on Wednesday.

A case of death due to dowry harassment under section 304-B of Indian Penal Code was registered against her husband Trishul Goud and his family members.

“The woman went to the third floor carrying her son at around 1.30 a.m. She jumped from the terrace along with the infant and fell on the road below. Both sustained serious injuries,” the Inspector said.

Trishul and his family members woke up and ran out only to find Spandana and her son writhing in pain with multiple fractures. They were rushed to the hospital but succumbed while undergoing treatment, the police said.

Spandana hailing from Sangareddy in Medak district got married to Trishul, a mechanical engineer with a private company, three years ago.

Differences

The two developed differences after the latter had planned to sell a plot they had purchased at Sangareddy, the Inspector said.

Spandana’s father Sai Baba Goud alleged in his complaint that Trishul started pestering his daughter to sell the plot.

“He subjected my daughter to mental and physical harassment driving her to suicide,” the Inspector quoted Sai Baba as saying.

Hangs self

In another case, O. Geetha (19), who got married 10 months ago, hanged herself from the ceiling at her house in Harinagar, Musheerabad, on Wednesday, the police said.

The woman’s parents alleged that she ended her life due to harassment by her husband Mahesh (25), a marketing executive with a private company. “They are yet to lodge a formal complaint. A case of dowry death will be registered after receiving the complaint,” Musheerabad Inspector Shyamsunder said.

Mahesh left for office in the morning.

At around 11 a.m., his sister Renuka came to his house but found the door bolted.

As repeated knocks on the door failed to elicit any response, Renuka got the doors broke open with the help of neighbours only to see the body of Geetha hanging from the ceiling.

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