In a tragic story that has left Kerala in shock, a 24-year-old girl who had despatched WhatsApp messages to her household sharing photographs of alleged torture over dowry, was discovered useless at her husband’s house on Monday.
Vismaya Nair, an Ayurveda drugs pupil, had alleged in her messages she was dragged by her hair and stamped on her face by her husband Kiran Kumar, who has now been arrested.
As her story resonated throughout the state and circulated on social media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned what he known as the “barbaric dowry system” and introduced that particular officers would reply to such complaints.
“As a society, we need to reform the prevailing marriage system. Marriage must not be a pompous show of the family’s social status and wealth. Parents have to realise that the barbaric dowry system degrades our daughters as commodities. We must treat them better, as human beings,” the Chief Minister tweeted, sharing helplines.
A good society is that which treats ladies and men as equals. In gentle of the current horrifying incidents of home abuse, Kerala has determined to take extra stringent measures to create a good society. The Government and the folks will stand collectively to finish this injustice.
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) June 23, 2021
Former opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala of the Congress was amongst leaders who visited the household.
Vismaya was discovered hanging in a rest room at her husband’s house in Kollam.
Kiran Kumar, 30, an worker on the State Transport Department, has been additionally suspended from his authorities job.
“My sister’s death is murder. Because she was a victim of dowry harassment, was facing a lot. She had to even stay at her parents’ home for a while,” mentioned Vismaya’s brother Vijith.
Vismaya and Kiran Kumar had been married in June final yr.
Her father Thrivikraman Nair mentioned the household had given 100 gold cash and over one acre land to Kumar, moreover a automobile value Rs 10 lakh as dowry. But he allegedly stored assaulting her and demanding extra.
“He had beaten Vismaya in front of us after coming to our home during midnight last January,” Mr Nair was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.
Her father stopped her from returning to her in-laws’ house.
Inexplicably, she went with Kumar to his house on his birthday on March 17. He picked her up from her school.
The two households had been to satisfy for a “compromise” simply three days later to settle a police grievance that had been filed in opposition to Kumar.
The police say Vismaya solely stayed in contact together with her mom after she returned to her husband.
Vismaya’s father claims that Kumar was pressuring the household to present him with money as a substitute of the SUV they purchased for him.
“The car was worth Rs 10 lakh. He did not like the car and wanted Rs 10 lakh as cash instead. As I said it was not possible, he used to torture my daughter,” Mr Nair mentioned.
“The incident in Kollam is quite painful. It has shocked the conscience of the people of Kerala,” mentioned Loknath Behera, Kerala Police chief.
“The accused has been taken into custody. If there are any others who are involved we will identify them and charge them under relevant sections of the law,” he added.