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Kerala Woman Died After Dowry Harassment: Here’s What Happened

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Dowry Harassment Kerala Case: A 24-year-old girl from Kerala died two days after sharing the pictures of her injuries with her cousin. The Kerala girl was subjected to domestic violence by her husband over wanting dowry in cash.

*Trigger warning: This article contains details of physical abuse, harassment.

Vismaya V Nair was married to S Kiran Kumar in an arranged marriage. Kumar had dowry expectations in cash from Nair’s family who had given them 100 sovereigns, one acre of land and a Toyota Yaris car as dowry. Nair was being subjected to domestic violence over this issue and when the couple came to Nair’s house, Kumar beat her cousin up while being drunk.

On the night of her death, June 21, her husband S Kiran Kumar surrendered himself to Sooranand police. As per the complaint filed by Vismaya’s family, the police has registered a case against Kumar and is currently interrogating for the same, as per reports.

After this incident, the family filed a complaint with the patrol police. Nair’s family were requested for a compromise by the Circle inspector and Kumar’s family. The Nair family agreed and Vismaya stayed at her parent’s house.

Two months after this incident, Vismaya went to her college to write her BAM exams. From there, Kumar took her to his house directly and since then, Nair did not speak to her father and cousin, according to reports. She reportedly spoke to her mother only.

Further, Nair’s cousin reportedly said that Vismaya asked him to bring her home once her husband Kumar goes to the office. She also shared pictures of the injuries she sustained due to the domestic violence from her husband with her cousin. She was found dead two days after she shared her pictures with her cousin.¬†Kerala Women’s Commission filed suo motto on Vismaya Nair’s death.