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Kerala woman who sent WhatsApp messages on 'dowry torture' found dead Kerala
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Kerala woman who sent WhatsApp messages on 'dowry torture' found dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jun 2021, 12:02 am

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: In a tragic story, a 24-year-old woman, who had sent WhatsApp messages to her family sharing photos of alleged torture over dowry, was found dead at her husband's home on Monday, media reports said.

Vismaya Nair, an Ayurveda medicine student, had alleged in her messages she was dragged by her hair and stamped on her face by her husband Kiran Kumar.

The husband has now been arrested.

As the news got surfaced online, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned the "barbaric dowry system" and announced that special officers would respond 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.

The victim, Vismaya, was found hanging in a bathroom at her husband's home in Kollam.

Her husband-Kiran Kumar, 30, an employee at the State Transport Department, has been also suspended from his government job.