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Kerala dowry deaths: 5 cases that stirred public outcry

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Thushara (March 21, 2019)

She was locked up in a room and starved to death over dowry. She was subjected to dowry harassment by her husband and in-laws.

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Uthra (7 May 2020)

Uthra a 25-year-old was killed by snakebite in Kollam. Her husband Sooraj planned the murder. His motive was to take ownership of his wife's dowry.

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Archana (June 21 , 2021)

Archana was found dead at her husband's residence in Thiruvananthapuram. She committed suicide after facing abuse from her husband's family in the name of dowry.

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Vismaya (21 June 2021)

Vismaya committed suicide due to harassment by her husband over the demand of dowry. Her husband used to abuse her physically and mentally.

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Shahna (Dec 5, 2023)

Shahna committed suicide over the pressure of harassment from her fiance over dowry.

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66 deaths in 5 years

According to the Police's Crime Records Bureau, the state witnessed 66 dowry death cases in the last five years.

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