17-year-old girl ends life in Karnataka after sister elopes | Bengaluru News – Times of India


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HAVERI: Afraid that she wouldn’t be able to marry, a 17-year-old girl whose sister eloped with her lover, decided to end her life in Tadasa village, in Haveri district.
Depressed by the desertion of one daughter and the death of the other, the mother attempted suicide soon after. She survived and is recovering at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences .
The FIR states that Shweta Yattinamani, 17, killed herself by drinking poison after her elder sister Anita eloped with her neighbour. Shwetha was convinced that her marriage prospects were bleak given her sister’s elopement, and took the extreme step.
Shweta’s mother Manjavva, 52, allegedly drank the remaining poison in the bottle, police said. Manjavva’s husband Mallappa Yattinamani was not at home when his daughter and wife drank poison.
“The couple had four daughters, two of whom were married. Theirs was a poor family but both Mallappa and Manjavva had dreams of marrying their younger daughters. While Malappa was searching for a groom for Anita, she fell in love with a neighbour, Mahesh, an orphan, with whom she ran away. We do not know where the two of them are now,” said Dileep, an acquaintance of the family.
Mallappa said he tried to convince Anita against eloping with Mahesh, but she did not heed his advice. “My wife rank a small amount of the poison and luckily survived. She is recovering,” he said.

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