Neyyattinkara: Police discovered a notebook which Lekha used as a personal diary to narrate the cruelties she faced from her in-laws. Lekha and her daughter Vaishnavi committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze inside their house at Neyyattinkara the other day. Her notes told the real cruelties and mental stress she faced while staying at the house of her husband.
Police the other day discovered a suicide note from the house blaming husband Chandran, mother-in-law Krishnamma and relatives as the reason for the death of Lekha and her daughter. The notebook was found in the search by police inside the house. In the book, Lekha wrote, she attempted suicide by poisoning just after 8 months of her marriage.
Lekha, daughter of Poovar native Shanmukhan Achari and Shantha got married to Chandran 21 years back. Six months after their marriage, Chandran went to Dubai. As her mother-in-law began torturing, she tried to commit suicide by poisoning. After being hospitalised for poisoning, she went with her parents until her husband Chandran returned from Dubai. Vaishnavi was born after that. The notes also said that Krishnamma and her sister Shantha spread rumours and gossips about Lekha.
Lekha wrote these notes in January and February this year. She had told her husband to repay the bank loan after selling the house and property and move to a small house bought with the remaining money. However, the note also mentioned that all these plans were hindered by Krishnamma.
Krishnamma and Kasinathan, husband of Shantha, used to bring occultists to the family. Krishnamma’s husband was a retired soldier. Though there was family pension to run the family, Lekha had to borrow money from neighbours.
Police said the notebook is a strong evidence against the accused.