Woman commits suicide

Berhampur: A 25-year-old woman, married about three months ago, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her in-laws house at Purushottampur in Odisha`s Ganjam district today. The deceased identified as Triveni, wife of Shyam Babu Dora, was found hanging from a ceiling fan, police said.

The shocking incident took place on a day when married women across the state were celebrating `Sabitri Brat` praying for the wellbeing of their husbands and children by invoking Goddess Sabitri.

Meanwhile, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter died of unbearable mental torture by her in-laws who were demanding more dowry. Triveni, daughter of E Janardhan Rao of Gandhi Nagar area here had married Shyam Babu of Purushottampur on February 23 last. Inqiury into the incident was continuing, they said adding the sister-in-law of the deceased was being interrogated.