Woman hangs herself 10 months after marriage; family accuses in-laws of body shaming victim

Aa 19-year-old woman was found dead in the bedroom of her husband's house at Athanipparambu, Mankurussi, in Palakkad district on Thursday.

Pathirippala (Palakkad): Yet another unnatural death of a young married woman has been reported from Kerala, less than a week after the suicide of legal student Mofia Parvin following acute domestic issues.

In the latest tragedy a 19-year-old woman was found dead in the bedroom of her husband's house at Athanipparambu, Mankurussi, in Palakkad district on Thursday night.

Nafsal, brother of the deceased Nafla, alleged that mental harassment had forced her to commit suicide.

The woman's mother and brother in their statements to the media, on Sunday, have alleged that her husband and in-laws used to harass and taunt her for being fat and blamed her for not getting pregnant till now.

The woman's mother said that her daughter was told she could not get pregnant as she was fat and therefore, she was always trying out ways to lose weight.

Her brother also claimed that his sister ended her life due to body-shaming.

The victim's mother also alleged that the body was sent in an ambulance to them and no one from her matrimonial home, including her husband, came along with it.

The police, meanwhile, said that they have registered a case and were investigating the circumstances behind the suicide which occurred on November 25 night.

An officer from Mankara Police Station said the inquest proceedings and post mortem have been carried out and it has been found that it was a case of suicide.

The officer also said that the victim has left behind a suicide note in which she h as not blamed anyone for taking the extreme step.

However, her family and relatives are blaming the victim's husband and in-laws, he said.

The officer also said that the husband and in-laws have denied the allegations against them.

Nafla, daughter of Abdul Rahman and Kamurulaisa of Puthenveettil at Dhoni, had been married to Mujeeb for the past 10 months. Police said Mujeeb, who returned home around 8.30 pm on Thursday, found the bedroom door closed.

The woman was found hanging when the door was forced open. Though she was taken to a private hospital at Pathirippala, her life could not be saved.

The body was later shifted to the District Hospital. Nafla's funeral was conducted after completing medico-legal procedures.

Of late several tragic untimely deaths by suicide or murder of newlywed women have been reported from Kerala apparently after harassment by husbands or in-laws.

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