A dentist allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Vijaynagar house here on Sunday.
Sumathi M H, 28, married Mohindar N, a manager at a private firm, four years ago and the couple have a two-year-old daughter Tejika. They resided with Mohindar’s parents on 9th main road, Vijaynagar, said the police.
On Sunday, Sumathi wanted her husband to accompany her to a family get-together of one of her relatives at Chennasandra. She became upset when her husband reportedly refused to go with her and instead went to attend a religious function at an acquaintance’s house. A “humiliated” Sumathi went upstairs and hanged herself from a ceiling fan using a veil around 11:15 am.
After sometime, Nagaraj, Sumathi’s father-in-law, went upstairs and found her hanging. Immediately, he called up his son and rushed Sumathi to a private hospital where she was declared dead, police added.
Suvarnavathi, Sumathi’s mother and vice-president of Santhekasagere gram panchayat in Mandya district, however, told Deccan Herald that her daughter did not commit suicide as she was extremely bold and hated those committing such acts.
“The entire incident is suspicious as we were expecting the couple to attend the family get-together. Sumathi’s in-laws are responsible for her death. They cooked up the suicide theory to hush up their mistakes. They harassed her continuously and ended her life,” she alleged. “They restricted my daughter from making calls and exercised control over her every act. They never gave her freedom,” she said.
Mohindar and his mother, Sulochana, however, refuted the allegations. “They are making false and baseless allegations as I looked after my wife with utmost care during the last four years. I never imagined that she would commit such an act. I paid the fees of her MDS course in two installments and bought her a new two-wheeler to attend the classes,” Mohindar said.
“We were happily married, but there used to be heated moments once a while which are inseparable aspects of a married life. We neither harassed her nor demanded any dowry,” he claimed. “We had planned to go to her family relative’s get-together. She told me that she would be ready after I returned home after attending a pooja ritual. She called me at 11 am asking if I reached the venue. I told her that I would return home soon. I got a call from my father 15 minutes later asking me to rush back immediately. I was shocked to see her hanging,” he added.
Neighbours described the family as decent and dignified. “Sumathi was short-tempered and would react violently for silly things. Mohindar has a good name in the locality and is not the one who would harass his wife,” a neighbour, Venkatesh Babu T C, said.
The only daughter of Suvarnavathi and Hombalaiah, a state government employee, of Mandya, Sumathi completed BDA from Dayananda Sagar College and had got government seat in MDS at KIMS. The MDS classes were to begin on Monday.
The police have registered a case under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC based on Hombalaiah’s complaint and said they would soon arrest Mohindar. They also clarified that there was no death note.