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Young Kerala Doctor's Suicide Linked to Dowry Demands: An Outcry for Justice

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Young Kerala Doctor's Suicide Linked to Dowry Demands: An Outcry for Justice

A tragic incident has unfolded in Kerala, where a promising young doctor has taken her own life. The alleged catalyst was the cancellation of her impending marriage due to exorbitant dowry demands from the groom's family. A demand for a BMW, gold, and 15 acres of land reportedly led to the wedding being called off, pushing the doctor into unbearable emotional distress. This event has thrown a spotlight on dowry-related issues, prompting urgent calls for investigation and justice.

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Tragic Loss of a Young Doctor

The deceased, a 26-year-old postgraduate student at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, was found dead in her apartment. Her family attributes the tragedy to the enormous dowry demands made by her intended husband's family. The groom-to-be, also a doctor from the same institution, has been taken into custody in connection with the case.

Outrage and Calls for Investigation

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The incident has sparked widespread outrage, with calls for a thorough investigation into the allegations of dowry harassment. The case has brought the issue of dowry demands into sharp focus, leading to demands for justice for the deceased doctor. Dr E A Ruwise, a friend of the deceased, has also been taken into custody for further questioning.

Immediate Action by Authorities

In response to the tragic incident, Kerala Health Minister Veena George has ordered a probe into the allegations of dowry harassment. The Kerala Women’s Commission Chairperson has emphasized the need for young women to have the courage to reject marriage proposals involving dowry demands. The Minister has requested a report from the director of the Women and Child Department, who will investigate the matter further. The anticipation surrounds the outcome of this investigation and whether it can bring about a change in dowry-related issues.

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