Kottiyam woman's suicide: Youth, who cheated victim over false promise of marriage, arrested
Kollam: A youth named Harish has been arrested in connection with the suicide of a woman in Kottiyam. The victim committed suicide after Harish backtracked from his promise to marry her. Police will charge Harish with IPC Sections including abetment to suicide and sexual abuse on the false promise of marriage.
The 24-year-old victim, who resided in Eravipuram, was found hanging inside the bedroom last Thursday. Their marriage was fixed after they were involved in a relationship for nearly 8 years. Harish even took money from the victim’s parents on many occasions for his business needs, revealed the girl's parents to the police. He used to take her out regularly once the ‘Valayidal ceremony’ was over.
Meanwhile, the victim got pregnant and had to undergo an abortion. Harish and family kept on postponing the wedding in the name COVID-19 and lockdown. Later, he told the victim that he did not want to get married. Even though the victim visited Harish at his house in Pallimukku, she was thrown out of the house by his parents.
The victim’s conversation with Harish’s mother ahead of her suicide had gone viral on social media. The girl was found hanging in her bedroom last Thursday.
It is alleged that although the relatives handed over the details about Harish to the police, officers visited the victim’s house for collecting evidence only on the fourth day of the incident. It is alleged that police started investigating the case only after the news about the case and the parents' plight received attention on social media.