Sushmita married Sharath, a manager working at a car showroom in the year 2018. Reportedly after a fight with her husband, Sushmita had visited her mother’s residence. One evening, Sushmita sent across a WhatsApp message to her mother and her brother where she told them about her troubled marriage and how she was being ill-treated by her in-laws and husband which has made her take this extreme step.
Her brother Sachin read the message at around 5:30 and rushed to his sister’s room where he found her hanging, reported the Police.
Speaking to The Times of India, Deputy Commissioner of Police said the Police has registered a case on Sharath, his aunt and his mother who have been absconding after the demise of their daughter-in-law.
TOI also quoted the victim’s mother Meenakshi as saying that she was the one who forced her to marry.
She said that she had taken a huge loan to get her daughter married and spent Rs 20 lakh on the wedding and another 150 gm of gold for the purpose. But even then, she was subjected to harassment for further dowry and was asked to move out of the house, the mother claimed. This is what Meenakshi felt was the reason for her daughter to take her own life.
Daijiworld reported that in her message, Sushmita had named Sharath, Vaidehi, and Geetha as being responsible for her death and she had also said that she did not want to die in her husband’s place. She also said, “do not leave my in-laws” as part of the message sent on WhatsApp to her mother and brother. Her note said, “Sorry mom, I am paying the price for my mistakes. I have undergone a lot of torture. Please don’t spare them. I didn’t want to die in their house. I was being harassed from the first day but I didn’t tell anyone.”