Young woman hangs self at husband’s home in Kollam; relatives allege murder

Kollam: A young woman was found hanging in mysterious circumstances at Sasthamkotta in Kollam district on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Kaithathodu native Vismaya, 24.  The woman was found dead in her husband’s house and her relatives allege dowry harassment as the reason for her death. Her husband Kirankumar is missing after the incident.

Relatives of Vismaya allege foul play in the death based on her WhatsApp message to her brother.  She had messaged her brother of brutal attack from the relatives of Kirankumar. She had also sent photos of bruises she sustained in the attack.  A few hours from receiving the message, she was found hanging in her husband’s house.

With dowry harassment charges being put forward, the women’s commission intervened in the case. Women’s commission member Shahida Kamal has sought a report from the Kollam Rural SP.  The body has been shifted to the hospital for autopsy procedures.