Bengaluru: Dowry harassment - Kannada movie playback singer commits suicide

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Feb 17: In a tragic incident that occurred in the city, a singer who sang songs for several Kannada movies killed herself unable to bear the torture for dowry by her in-laws.

Sushmita (26) is the singer who allegedly committed suicide. It is said that her husband's family was continuously torturing her for dowry. Before dying, she has sent a message on WhatsApp to her mother and brother which says, "Mom, forgive me. I am getting the punishment for the mistake which I have done. My husband’s aunt used to torture me. She used to tell me to get out of the house every now and then. Do not leave them.

Sushmita (right) with her husband

"Sharath, Vaidehi and Geetha are directly responsible for my death. However much I pleaded, their hearts and minds did not melt. I did not want to die at their house. Right from the day of marriage this was going on. I did not share with anyone. Please cremate or bury me in our native place. Let my brother to my final rites. Do not leave my in-laws. Otherwise my soul will not get peace. Miss you mom. My brother Sachin is there for you. Look after him nicely. Once again I ask forgiveness from you."

Sushmita had married Sharath of Kanakapura one and a half years ago. Her husband was working as a manager in a private company. Sushimita was living in her husband's house in Kumaraswamy Layout of the city. She had come to her parents’ house in Nagarabhavi on the night of Sunday. She has sent the message before dying to her mother in English. However, as the mother does not know English she did not react. When her brother Sachin saw the message on mother's mobile the incident has come to light.



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  • K Poojary, Muscat, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 19 2020

    Hang them today

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  • parviz ahmed mir, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    hang them till death

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    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Painful message. So sad

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Our society first please stop doing this... when any girl come out of her marital relationship and start living independently ...don't point finger at her PLEASE.

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    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    RIP. Devastating to the parents and to the siblings. Wedding pomp is useless, even if the couples genuinely love one another.
    Is it not anti-national still to practice dowry system, caste system? Did the British or Congress introduce this evil? In UP babies are raped and still people vote for the criminals to be their leaders. Who do we blame? The British, the invaders. We are still in slavery, mental bondage.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Getting married for the purpose of dowry from a girl is shameful. Sharath had hidden his motives at the time of falling for Susmitha. All such matters should have been cleared before committing with each other. The boy must have made false promises or manipulated his nature. Idiot now lost both his wife and dowry too. Let him repent life long.

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  • vassu, kudla

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Need of the hour is to educate the boy and his family. They never love and respect the girl who comes to their family leaving everything behind. If the boy and his family think of dowry as a means of leading good life,they should not think of marriage at all. A boy and his family should have the capacity to earn a decent living and respect the girl. Nowadays most of the girls are working and add to the family income. Still they are insulted and tortured forcing the girls to take the extreme step. Shame on the boy and his family. Atleast he should have supported his wife.

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  • Vaishak, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Parents educate your daughter and find them employment. When girl is financially independent this does not happen. Feel sad for Sushmita and her parents and family.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Vaishak mangalore,education itself is not enough.she was educated had earning too.Educated should be the boy further not to harass the girl for dowry.Is it a easy money making maschine?Respect the new girl in house as a new member like you respect and love your own daughter.How if their own daughter would be harassed to bring more money would they keep quite?Such incidents should be easily avoided by couples .Suppose home people start harassing girl for more money,just get out of house,live elsewhere a peaceful life.when the husband opposes,,tell him either he comes with or let him tell his parents or relatives to stop harass her .end of the story.why simply make a end to your life and a pain to parents.Heartfelt sympathy to her parents.may her soul rest in peace.In future girls avoid by going through this milking maschine by making sure that you want to live seperate.(with husband naturally)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    The need of the Hour is - Helpline for Suicides ...

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  • Kiran D'souza, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Agree with you bro.. same name and the same feelings..

    Commuting suside is never accepted.. God has given life, live it before you die . Whatever it takes..

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  • sayed firoz, Managlore /Dubai

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Very sad to hear this ,i really got tears after reading her message ,
    R i P

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  • Lan, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Tragic....this could have been easily avoided...

    RIP Sushmia...


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  • Peter D'souza, Mumbai/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    This is a result when any couples stay with in-laws house or parental house, where in-laws are always interfere in their married life one way or other, best thing is once they get married stay separately even if it is small rental room and listen to each others only, then all goes fine.
    Some In-laws wants to stay overseas with the couples every year where there is 75 degree temperature, what kind of greed is this? instead praying for them wherever they are. Here dowry is one sided story .RIP

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    This is a reflection on our judicial system which is biased against women getting financial support after divorce.

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  • sathish jm, Kumpala/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Sushmitha, your in-laws should be punished for sure. But I don't think your dear ones can ever forgive you for this stupid act. You gave unbearable pain to them. RIP, though!

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    What is the use of education & a play back singer committing suicide means no meaning. She should have seperated from them & lived a individual life, fought with them in the courts. But fighting any case in our courts is much more painful.
    What is the use of saying sorry to Mom & writing story.
    Can anyone start a anti suicide academy in the country, suicides are on the rise.
    All sad stories.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    A wife should never be purchased. Nor should a father sell his daughter. Only those persons of sinful soul who are possessed, besides, by cupidity, and who sell and purchase female slaves for making serving women, regard the status of wife as capable of arising from the gift and acceptance of a dowry.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    RIP. please donot blame western culture now. This dowry system has to be dealt with strongly with law and punishment has to be similar to rape cases. When parents rise those children with love and care and handover them to a boy as equal partners to live in love and grow thier family together with love Nd care. These in laws who is fighting for dowry should be punished severely and kept them in jail for a long time. Such a young has to die for the stupid act of her husband and family.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    She should have Abandoned ...

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Could she not have decided to divorce and lead her own life coming back to her Mother's house? Being a play back singer she could have earned for herself and then possibly get married to a good known person.

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  • Ganapathy Bhat, Uppinangadi

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Why to divorce Sir? She didn't had problems with her husband. Unfortunately some husbands are behaving like 'seedless'. When husband came to know about the problems in the house to her he should have taken her away from there and lived together.
    Sushmita now at least rest in peace. May God give you eternal rest.

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  • Lala Land, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Since he did not take her away or stood by her the only logical step is divorce..

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  • Greeshma, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Raise ur kids strong and independent, educating a girl child is very important, send her to work, let she live her life on her terms.. do engrain good values in her, self confidence,.. taking a divorce should not be a taboo anymore.. ur life is worth more than anything..

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  • jhanavi, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 18 2020

    Greeshma, Mangalore,
    very true, girl or a boy they should ot feel that they are dependent on someone totally. if there is any problem or issue, they should face it and not take such extreme step.. she looks educated, may be she was bought up in such a way that she felt her life has ended with this marriage... marriage itself is not life... if the marriage is life threatening one has to come out of it and face life... god has give such a beautiful life and so many opportunities or ways to lead life .. why end it like this for someones mistake...
    schools and colleges should not only make students book worms.. but they should teach value of life and empower people to lead a life in any situation...

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  • Ivan D'Souza, Chikmagalur/Muscat

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    the people"Sharath, Vaidehi and Geetha" who indulge in such acts are more then anti nationals /criminals/cheaters/ because of you guys the girl committed suicide . shame on you

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    I grieve for this beautiful soul who had bear so much pain when living. May she find bliss in her new world.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 17 2020

    Very sad, RIP Sushmitha-You should fought the criminals instead giving up life

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