Newly-married woman kills self over alleged dowry harassment

Unable to withstand harassment by husband for more dowry, a newly married woman hanged herself at her house in Tambaram on Monday.
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The deceased Sneha (19) of Selaiyur was married eight months ago to Pramoth (25) of Pavunjur off ECR, who works in a share market firm. Police sources said Pramoth’s family demanded a dowry of Rs two lakh and 15 sovereigns during the marriage and Sneha’s family agreed and gave the dowry. Three months after the marriage, Pramoth asked for more dowry from Sneha and started getting into a quarrel and harassing her every day after consuming liquor.

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