Hyderabad, Nov 26: Humiliated by fiance's and his family's comments on her weight, A Swati (22), software engineer in an MNC committed suicide by hanging herself to a ceiling fan in her parent's house in Amberpet. The bridegroom's family had apparently also hiked the dowry demand from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 18 lakh, saying they had better offers from families with good-looking girls. The suicide note read, "I can't go on reducing my weight to please some people". The note also stated that she could no longer bear the comments about her weight and she felt unsuitable for him. She also absolved her fiance and his family for her suicide.
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.