Dowry harassment drives housewife to suicide

Harassment for additional dowry drove a 36-year-old woman to suicide.

The deceased, T. Lakshmi, was allegedly being harassed by her husband Ramdas for additional dowry. She was married to him about 19 years ago and the couple had three children. Unable to bear harassment, she resorted to the extreme step by setting herself ablaze on April 17. She was admitted to the Osmania General Hospital where she succumbed on Tuesday. A case under Sections 498A and 306 IPC has been registered against Ramdas, said Shamshabad police. (INN)