Woman hangs self in Hyderabad; dowry harassment suspected

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Hyderabad: A 28-year-old woman allegedly hanged herself at her residence, Meerpet police said here on Thursday.

Police said the woman, G. Wincy Gnana Sarojini, was suspected to have resorted to the extreme step unable to bear torture from her husband and in-laws for dowry.

Wincy was married to B. John Victor in August 2017 and they were staying in Chennai along with Victor’s parents and siblings. Police said Victor was harassing Wincy for dowry and did not allow her to talk to her parents. She was restricted from using a mobile phone as well.

A couple of days ago, the couple and their family came to Hyderabad for the registration of a new house they bought in Almasguda. Meerpet Sub-Inspector H Raghavender said the issue came to light on Wednesday evening when Victor reached home from the registration office.

“On Wednesday, Victor refused to take her along to visit their new house. When he came back around 5 pm from the registration office, she was found hanging,” he said.

Wincy died while being shifted to a private hospital. Police came to know about the incident after the hospital’s staff informed them.

A case has been booked under sections pertaining to dowry harassment, the SI said, adding that the body was handed over to relatives after autopsy at Osmania General Hospital morgue on Thursday evening.

Further investigation is on.