A software engineer named Ramapriya (name changed) committed suicide by hanging herself to a fan.
She reportedly took to the extreme step due to her in-laws' harassment for additional dowry.
According to the police, Ramapriya, who hails from Eluru of Andhra Pradesh, got married five months ago to a Sandeep, a gym trainer, after being in love with him for some time. The elders on both sides had also accepted the match as the two belonged to the same caste and the same region.
Sandeep and Ramapriya were living in Hyderabad for the last five months, with Ramapriya working with a software company and Sandeep working with a gym. Four months after getting married, Sandeep started harassing Ramapriya for additional dowry. Ramapriya informed her parents of the same. Her father Muralikrishna came to their home located in Chitrapuri Colony in Hyderabad, and left for Eluru after convincing his son-in-law that he would give her daughter a share of his assets.
The in-laws and the husband however didn't stop the harassment. A big altercation started between the wife and the husband Saturday night. Ramapriya, disgusted with her husband's attitude, and unable to convey the same situation again to her parents, especially since hers was a love marriage, committed suicide on Sunday morning.
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