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Dowry Harassment or Trip to USA- Accenture’s Employee’s Wife Commits Suicide

Allegedly upset over her techie-husband’s upcoming assignment in the US, homemaker H Sowmya Vishwanath, 25, hanged herself at their house in Channasandra, near Whitefield, on Monday night.

Sowmya, a native of Bijapur, married Vishwanath, a software engineer with Accenture, 18 months ago. Vishwanath told police she was upset that he had to go abroad in August. But her parents, Hanumantharaya and Susheela, said their daughter was a victim of dowry harassment.

Police took Vishwanath into custody and are questioning him.

Sowmya, who was a teacher earlier, quit her job after shifting to Channasandra. Kadugodi police said house owner Shivakumar reported the suicide. “I saw her hanging from the ceiling fan when I was walking around,” Shivakumar, who stays in an adjacent building, told police.

Shivakumar and other neighbours forcibly opened the door and shifted Sowmya to

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