A 27 year old woman from Kerala ,Thushara mother of two kids is suspected to have been denied food over the issue of dowry at her husband’s house at Oyur in Kollam district,Kerala. Women’s Commission has started their enquiry probing into the crime . She was taken to the government hospital in an emaciated state by her husband on March 21st where she breathed her last. Her body has been sent to the Government Medical College Hospital Thiruvananthapuram for post mortem examination. The Police have arrested her husband Chanthulal and his mother Geetha Lal. charging them with murder.
The investigating officer found that Thushara weighed only 20 kgs at the time of her death. Her mother Vijayalakshmi alleged that her son in law was torturing her daughter and did not even allow her family to meet her and that they did not lodge any police complaint as it would have put her daughter’s life in danger. Thushara has left behind two healthy children aged 3 and 1 1/2 years.The Chairperson of the Women’s Commission M C Josephine said that the alleged crime had led to public outcry.. She said that cases of gender violence was on the upward spiral and legal strategies would be initiated soon to detect and prosecute cases of gender violence.