Pregnant woman kills self at husband's home, relatives allege she was tortured

Amala during her wedding. Photo: Manorama Online.

Kochi: A pregnant woman hung herself to death at her husband's home at Paravoor here on Monday.

The young woman, Amala, is a native of Vallakadavu in Thiruvananthapuram.

Her relatives have alleged that she was tortured by her in-laws.

Apparently, her parents-in-law had barred Amala from speaking to her family even over the phone.

They did not even inform Amala's relatives that she was pregnant.

Relatives inform that it has been over three months since Amala spoke to them.

It was also reported that her husband Ranjith, an auto-driver, fought with her often, accusing her of now doing enough housework.

Though the girl's relatives had intervened occasionally, the fights were persistent.

Amala got married to Ranjith on August 24, 2020. The relatives say that in two years, she was allowed to go home only twice.

Amala was found hanging dead Sunday afternoon. The Paravoor police registered a case of unnatural death and have begun a probe.

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