Childless woman dies by suicide


Hubballi: Depressed over not having a child after 12 years of marriage, a 37-year-old woman allegedly died by suicide on Friday evening in Annigeri town.

The police said the deceased has been identified as Sunita alias Pratibha Rajashekhar Hallur, 37. She hanged herself to death at her parents’ house in Adi Kavi Pampa Nagar in Annigeri Town.

According to the police, the woman had come to her parents’ house in Annigeri to take part in the Dussehara festival from her in-laws’ house in Dandeli. The deceased was upset as she was childless even after 12 years of marriage and recently had an abortion in her 4th month of pregnancy based on the doctor’s advice that the baby’s growth was not good. And after the abortion, she was thinking about the baby constantly, said the police, quoting the relatives of Sunita.

The police said that Sunita took the extreme step when no one was in the house. Annigeri police registered an unnatural death case.

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