Kannada playback singer Sushmitha committed suicide on Monday. The 26-year-old singer was found hanging from the ceiling of her room at her mother’s residence in Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru, reports The Indian Express.
According to reports, Sushmitha sent WhatsApp messages to her mother explaining the reasons behind taking such a drastic step. Around 11:30 pm on Sunday, she sent messages accusing her husband and his family of harassing her over dowry and blaming them for driving her to commit suicide.Sushmitha’s brother Sachin was informed about the messages during the wee hours of Monday. When he rushed to her room, it was already too late. She had, reportedly, used her dupatta to take her own life. Following which, her brother alerted the cops.
“I was away from home for a wedding. I can’t read and write. When I received Sushmitha’s message, I did not realize the importance of it. Next morning, when I was coming back home, I asked my brother to read her message to me,” an inconsolable Meenakshi told TV9 Kannada.