Harassment by a man is alleged to be the reason for the death of his wife, who hanged herself to death at her residence in BTM Layout here on Saturday evening.

According to the Madivala police, Kalpana (26), a home-maker, hanged herself to death in her first-floor residence in Cashier's Layout some time after 5 p.m. on Saturday, when her husband Subash Chandra (29), a software professional in a multi-national company in Domlur, and their one-year-old daughter Anvita had gone to a neighbourhood store. On his return at 5.45 p.m., Subash Chandra found his wife dead.

Though the police registered an “Unnatural Death Record” case then, a dowry harassment case was filed against Subash Chandra following a statement given by Kalpana's father, Aulla Yadgiri, who lives in Narsapete in Warangal of Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.

According to Aulla Yadgiri, Kalpana, “a double graduate with a bright future”, was driven to the extreme step after persistent harassment for dowry by Subash Chandra.

“Mr. Yadgiri told us that even though the couple had been married for two years, Subash Chandra agreed to keep Kalpana in his house in Bangalore only when the family agreed to pay dowry by February,” the police said.