A software engineer by profession died of suicide as he was fed up with his wife spending a huge sum amount of money frequently. An FIR had been registered against the woman named, Rekha and her parents who were booked under IPC sections 306 for abetment of suicide in December 2019. The case pertains to Bengaluru in Karnataka.
The 39-year-old techie from the tech city, had been identified as Srinad, who hanged himself at his apartment. His wife Rekha too, was employed at a software company. However, the man was fed up with the wife’s ‘extravagant’ expenses and ‘harassment’.
The husband reportedly had taken loans to buy a flat and meet other expenses. However, his wife used to spend ‘lavishly’ overlooking his financial constraints. According to the cops, the husband frequently objected to this spendthrift attitude of the wife. Rekha, however, reportedly used to harass her husband with her never ending demands.
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The wife had also forced the husband to transfer his property to her father’s name. Based on this, an FIR had been registered against Rekha and her parents under IPC section 306, other relevant sections.
This kind of harassment is worse than Dowry, since here the man is married and has no choice but to give into his wife’s demands or face false charges under women centric laws. There are numerous men in India today, who find it extremely difficult to cope with unreasonable demands of their wives — demands by women who are living under the superficial bubble of Women’s ‘Privileged’ Rights without Responsibilities.
As in the case above, the woman was independent, had her own income, yet dependent on her husband to provide for every expense. When groom’s family harasses a bride after years of marriage to bring cash and assets, we have stringent laws to ensure man and his family are locked up in jail. Such practices by men’s side must be definitely condemned. However, in the reverse scenario, where wives and their families have been driving husbands to end their lives, with demands of cash, alimony and transfer of assets, where does this leave our Indian husbands — as there is no law against the legal extortion in the name of alimony.
Suicide Prevention Contact Details:
Men in distress due to family problems and threats of false cases can contact either of the NGOs listed here: Men Welfare Trust, MyNation Hope Foundation, Save Indian Family Foundation, Vaastav Foundation