Harassed by in-laws for male child, woman cop commits suicide.

Gangadhara Nellore(Chittoor): A 29-year-old woman constable committed suicide by hanging herself at her in-law's village at Karthikeya Puram in Penumuru mandal on Sunday. According to information, the victim Sukanya was working as woman constable in Tirumala II-Town police station and was recruited in 2014 batch. She belonged to T Chavatapalli near Chittoor and got married Prasad, a native of Karthikeyapuram, five years back.

The couple has two daughters, elder daughter 3-year-old and younger daughter 2-month-old. Sukanya, who was on maternity leave, committed suicide by hanging herself to a branch of tree just beside her in-law's house in Karthikeyapuram. The villagers, who found her body hanging, informed to Penumuru police. Based on the tip-off, the police rushed to the spot and sent the body to Ruia hospital for post-mortem.

Parents of deceased reached the Karthikeyapuram and lodged a complaint with police alleging that their daughter committed suicide due to harassment of in-laws and husband for giving birth to two girl babies. The in-laws tortured Sukanya mentally for not having male kid, the parents alleged. Based on the complaint, Penumuru police registered a harassment case under domestic violence and launched investigation. Meanwhile, Tirupati Police Officers Association president Somu Sekhar condemned the harassment of in-laws for not having a male child and demanded to take stern action against the responsible for her death.


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