Dowry case drives dentist to suicide in Warangal

Upset over wife’s dowry harassment complaint, a dentist committed suicide here on Tuesday. A Karunakar, 32, consumed sleeping pills in the late hours of Monday at a lodge in Hanamkonda.

The doctor’s grandfather, Samuel, rushed him to MGM Hospital when Karunakar complained of severe chest pain. He died in the early hours of Tuesday.

Doctors said that Karunakar consumed over a hundred sleeping pills, which led to his death. Relatives said Karunakar was distraught after his wife Mary Elena, who married him a year ago, filed a harassment case against him on Monday.

The couple has been staying separately from last four months.

Based on Elena’s complaint at the women’s police station, a case under section 498 (A) of IPC

was filed against dentist. Sources said the cops tried to counsel Elena but she insisted on her husband being booked.

“He was anguished over the dowry case and took the extreme step,” Samuel said.

Karunakar, a native of Cherial mandal, fell in love with Elena and had married her.