Bangalore Woman Commits Suicide After #Dowry Demanding Finance Cancels Wedding

Bangalore, July 25, 2015

Suicide-inn22-year-old Nalina hanged herself soon after her engagement when her fiance’s family threatened to call off the wedding if their dowry demands were not met. She left behind a 12 page suicide note.The wedding was scheduled to be held in Shira on September 5 and 6. Nalina, a resident of Ashwatha Nagar on Old Airport Road, was working as a sales promoter in a reputed mall. She committed suicide at her house on July 8 when her family members had gone to Tumakuru to attend the final rites of another relative who had died there.


Harassed for #dowry woman’s commits suicide with her infant

3 July 2015, Vellore

23 year old  with her 9 month son committed suicide, also killing him, as she jumped into a water tank with her baby in her arms. She lived with her mother-in-law who had been harassing her for dowry while her husband worked in Singapore

Another Suspicious “Suicide” in A #Dowry Abuse Case

Moga, June 19, 2015

26 year old Mandeep Kaur supposed suicide by burning, is yet another suspicious case of dowry abuse. Her husband and inlaws had been abusing her for dowry since her marriage two years ago. According to her mother, Parkash Kaur, she received a phone call from Hariewala on Thursday that Mandeep Kaur had burnt herself by pouring petrol on herself and was undergoing treatment at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot.

“As soon as we received the phone call, we reached the hospital immediately but Mandeep Kaur was declared dead by the doctors of in the emergency ward,” said Parkash Kaur. After autopsy, the body handed over to family members.

A Man imprisoned and #raped a woman after saving her from committing suicide

4 June 2015 Haryana
A 25-year-old woman was confined, assaulted and raped for over 20 days by a man after she was rescued by him from committing suicide. He first attempted to force her to marry him, but when she told him she was married, he decided to imprison and rape her.

Harassed for dowry, 24 yr old Yogita committed suicide

Shirdi, 12 May 2015
24-year-old  Yogita Mahale committed suicide by hanging herself in a village here, police said today. Yogita a resident of Pohegaon village, who was being harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws, is said to have committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her residence on Thursday Shirdi police station in-charge Pramod Wagh said.

Indian #woman in the #US commits suicide due to dowry harassment

20 January, 2014, California

An woman who was married to an Indian man and was living in California since 1999 committed suicide because according to her family, her husband kept harassing her for dowry. Her family had already paid a large dowry at the time of the wedding.

Woman who survives a suicide attempt was gang raped in Pondicherry, India

20 December, 2014, Pondicherry

Two fishermen have been arrested for raping a woman who got washed ashore while attempting suicide. The woman is one of 5 sisters who along with their parents were forcibly evicted after a long court battle from the famous Aurobindo Ashram a few days back. The entire family then attempted suicide by jumping into the sea. The mother and two sisters died while the others were rescued.

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