Fed-up with dowry torture, singer Sushmitha ends life; Death note recovered

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Fed-up with dowry torture, singer Sushmitha ends life; Death note recovered

Fed-up with dowry torture, singer Sushmitha ends life; Death note recovered

SC L S   ¦    Feb 17, 2020 05:44:56 PM (IST)

Fed-up with dowry torture, singer Sushmitha ends life; Death note recovered-1

Bengaluru: In a shocking incident reported from the "Garden City"  on Monday, February 17, a Sandalwood playback singer committed suicide after writing a death note.

The deceased is identified as Sushmitha, a noted Kannada playback singer.

In her death note, Sushmitha, who was staying in Nagarabhavi after marriage, mentioned that she took the extreme because of her husband Sharath and mother-in-law Geetha.

In the death note, she explained that she was being tortured and made to suffer in her husband’s house for dowry.

According to police sources, Sushmitha wrote the note and sent it to her brother on WhatsApp.

“Mother, please forgive me. I’m suffering for my own mistake. Kindly forgive me. Listening to aunty’s words, Sharath would torture me. I was mentally disturbed by this. If I spoke a word, they would tell me to get out of the house. Don’t spare them. Sharath and Geetha are the main reason for my death. Sharath was so stubborn that he never listened to me, even when I pleaded. I’m don't want to die in their house," Sushmitha said in her last correspondence with her family.

“I have been tortured since the day I was married. I had not revealed this to anybody. Bury my mortal remains in my hometown. If you want to cremate my body, then let my brother do it. Do not spare those who tortured me. If you don’t punish them, my soul will not rest in peace. Mother, I miss you. My brother, Sachin will always be there for you. Kindly take good care of him. I apologize once again," she added in her note.

Reports state that Sushmitha sent the note to her brother on WhatsApp and requested him to show the same to her mother.

Meanwhile, a case has been filed at the Annapoorneshwari Nagar Police Station.

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