Shahana was happy; she won't commit suicide, says mother


Raji Puthukudi

Kozhikode: The family of model Shahana, who was found dead in her residence at Chevayur, alleged foul play in her death. Her body was spotted hanging on the window grill on Friday morning.

"It was on Thursday evening, Shahana contacted us. Today is her 20th birthday. She told me that she will come to her house to celebrate her birthday. She was very happy. I don't think she committed suicide," Shahana's mother Uveyma told to mathrubhumi.com. She also alleged that Shahana was murdered by her husband Sajad.

She disclosed that Sajad had threatened Shahana that she would kill her if she refused to give her a cheque she received for an advertisement. She also refused to give him this cheque. Following this, Sajad threatened me that she would kill her if she does not hand over the cheque, her mother added.

"Shahana married Kozhikode native Sajad one-and-half year ago. He was working in Qatar at that time. After marriage, Shahana started her modelling career. She acted in a Tamil film and worked in ad films. Sajad refused to return to Qatar after Shahana started to earn a lot of money. He also spent much of the money she earned," her mother said.

Her relatives alleged that her family had given 25 sovereigns as dowry as asked by Sajad's family. However, her husband's family harassed her demanding more dowry. She also shared these incidents with her family. However, her husband and his family refused to let her mother to visit her. Eventually, she was forced to move into a rented house due to this harassment. However, Sajad continued to torture her for more money, Shahana's relatives said.

Meanwhile, the relatives suspect that Sajad could have an accomplice who helped him to murder her. It was alleged that she tried to file a complaint to the police a few days back after facing torture from her husband. However, she was accompanied back to her house by Sajad's friend just before she reached the police station.

The relatives alleged that Sajad's friends might be hand in glove with him to murder her and made arrangements to look it like a suicide.

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