Unable to withstand harassment by husband for more dowry, a newly married woman hanged herself at her house in Tambaram on Monday.
Since Pramoth physically assaulted her daily, Sneha informed her parents and came to Selaiyur two weeks ago. On Sunday Pramoth called Sneha and picked up a quarrel that lasted for hours after which a dejected Sneha went to bed without taking dinner.
On Monday morning, Sneha’s room was locked for a long time and when her parents knocked on the door there was no response. On suspicion, they broke open the door and found Sneha hanging from the ceiling on a saree. Selaiyur police retrieved the body and sent it for post-mortem to the Chromepet GH.
Sneha’s father Ravi filed a complaint at the Selaiyur police station and police have registered a case and are interrogating Pramoth. The Tambaram RDO has also ordered an inquiry.