“Why does one pay dowry?” Reads the suicide note of a girl student who ended her life so her poor farmer father doesn’t have to pay dowry for her marriage.
In a tragic incident, an 18-year-old girl from Latur district, who was academically bright, hanged herself in her house on Wednesday.
Mohini Bhise, was a resident of Bhise Wagholi village in the district, about 500km from here in the impoverished Marathwada region.
She wrote a chilling suicide note, questioning the existence of the social evil despite being banned under laws.
According to police, in her suicide note, Mohini also asked her father not to observe any religious rituals after her death.
According to a villager, Mohini was a bright student and she had scored above 80 per cent marks in her Class 12 exam.