Her mother Laxmi discovered the body when she went to call Swati for lunch. Family members said Swati's marriage was fixed with the son of her maternal aunt.
They held the boy's family responsible for her death. "The dowry amount was fixed at the time of negotiations three years ago. But offlate, they were demanding more money. They told us they had got other marriage proposals offering more dowry," Swati's father A Srinivasulu said.
Based on the father's complaint, the police have booked a case under Section 498 (A) of the Indian Penal Code against the bridegroom's family. "Though in the suicide note she said she didn't blame anyone, based on the father's complaint we have booked a case and taken up investigation," Inspector P V Ramanaiah of Amberpet police station said.