Harassment by hubby, in-laws drives young woman to suicide
VITTAL : In a tragic incident reported from Vittal , a young woman has chosen to end
her life by consuming poison, frustrated and agonized by the continuous torture and
assault by her husband and in-laws.
The deceased has been identified as Hajira,wife of Ahmed Hameed, presently working
overseas, and a resident of Maddadka village in Belthangady taluk. The couple?s three
year old girl child has been rendered orphan with the suicide of its mother.
Hajira (26) was given in marriage to Hameed in January 2007. Jewellery weighing 50
sovereigns was given as dowry at the time of marriage. Though the couple were in good
terms for one year after marriage, later Hameed left for the Gulf. He was then a totally
changed man and used to telephone Hajira and tell her that he is married there and ask
her to lead a life on her own. Meanwhile, it is learnt, even her in-laws including her
brother-in-law, sister-in-law and mother- law used to mentally and physically torture her.
Once earlier, a complaint had also been lodged in the Belthangady police station in this
Unable to bear harassment, Hajira had moved to her parental house six months ago. Still,
Hameed used to telephone her and demand talaq. On March 31, Hajira who decided
to end her life, consumed ice cream mixed with rat poison. Though she was admitted
to a private hospital in Puttur, later she was shifted to the AJ Hospital in Mangalore,
where she succumbed on April 7.Hajira?s parents have now lodged a complaint against
Hameed and his family members and have alleged that the torture meted out by them had
resulted in the suicide of their daughter. The complaints have been made to senior police
officials tahsildar, Department of Women and Child Development and Human Rights