A 33-year-old techie in Hyderabad committed suicide at her residence in Chandanagar on Saturday night, after she was unable to bear alleged dowry harrasment by her husband.
The woman identified as Malli Vemulapalli Vineela, hailed from Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, and reportedly took the extreme step when her husband and elder daughter were away.
Vineela's mother, Uday Lakshmi, filed a complaint of dowry harassment against the husband, and claimed that he used to demand money, as he was unemployed.
The husband, Vikarm Jayasimha, was taken into custody after the police registered a case.
According to the police, Vikram returned home on Saturday night, and found the main door of the house locked from inside.
As he did not get any response, he took the watchman's help and broke open the door, to find Vineela hanging from the ceiling.
They then rushed her to a hospital, where she was declared 'brought dead'.
Reports add that Vineela and Vikram got married in November 2010 and a case has been registered under Section 304 of the IPC, which deals with dowry death.
This incident comes just days after Sandhya Singh, a Radio Jockey, was found hanging by her husband Vishal Vaibhav, an Army major at the Army quarters in Bollaram on April 18.
Sandhyaâ€™s family alleged that Vishal and his family had been harassing her for dowry since they did not give any dowry during the wedding.
Last month, a similar case was reported, when a government employee with the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) in Hyderabad ended her life after being harassed by her husband and in-laws for dowry.
In her suicide note, Bhagyalakshmi blamed her in-laws and husband.
Cases of dowry harassment still continue to be registered in large numbers in the city.
â€śWe have received over 900 cases of domestic violence in nine months, out of which 20% of the cases are of dowry harassment. We still need to compile the data for dowry death cases from different parts of the city police stations,â€ť D Kavitha, Assistant Commissioner of Police of SHE team, had earlier told TNM.