Karkala, Feb 16, 2018: A young housewife has ended her life by jumping into a lake near her house at Birlabettu in Santhekatte Kenjur village near Hebri. It is alleged that physical and mental harassment by her husband and in-laws had forced her to take the extreme step.
The deceased has been identified as Geetha (22), wife of Devadas Naika. Geetha who had been to the lake near her house to wash clothes had jumped into the water.
Geetha who was the daughter of Kondejeddu Krishna Naika of Chara village in Hebri was given in marriage to Devadas Naika in April 2016. Devadas worked in a bakery owned by his brother in Bengaluru.
Devadas who had initially taken Geetha along with him to Bengaluru had however brought her back home for her delivery. But, Geetha’s trouble began after she returned to her in-law’s house at Birlabettu after her delivery. Her mother in-law Parvathi Naika reportedly had begun to harass her. It is alleged that she used to tie the one year old child and force Geetha to do household chores all through the day and even disallowed her from attending any function.
Though Geetha had complained about this to her husband it has been of no avail as he too had reportedly begun to harass her. Finally Geetha had informed her parents who had asked Devadas to send her back to her parental home. But when her husband’s family refused, she was dejected and chose to end her life.
Geetha’s parents in their complaint have sought strict action against Devadas Naika and his mother Parvathi Naika.
Brahmavar Police are investigating the case.