In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman died by suicide after her mother-in-law fat-shamed her and restricted her food intake. The 25-year-old woman ended her life at her parent’s home in Velachery in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The pregnant woman died by suicide five months after she got married. The 25-year-old woman identified as Indumathi sent a message to her sister and blamed her mother-in-law for harassing her.
Reportedly, Indumathi took her life in Velachery, Chennai after she blamed her in-laws. A case was filed by the police to look into Indumathi’s death.
Fat-Shamed Pregnant Woman
In the message to her sister, Indumathi claimed that her mother-in-law would fat-shame her and put restrictions on her food intake. She also alleged that her mother-in-law harassed her and passed negative comments about her clothing and dressing.
After her sister read the message, she rushed to her maternal home and found her dead. The police filed a case and initiated a probe into the incident.
In a similar incident, a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer took her life in August 2018 in Delhi’s Mandawali area. In a suicide note, she mentioned that she was being body shamed. The police registered a case and officer Pankaj Kumar said a suicide note was found in her room. Her father had passed away a few years before the incident and she was residing with her mother.
In another horrific incident, a Delhi woman allegedly took her life after being forced to undergo 14 abortions at the insistence of her live-in partner. She reportedly ended her life on July 5, 2022, and in the alleged suicide note, she claimed that within a span of eight years, her live-in partner forced her to undergo 14 abortions.
A case was registered under the accused in sections 313 (causing miscarriage without women’s consent), 306 (abetment of suicide), and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). She had been living separately from her husband for around eight years. He was called in for questioning by the police.
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