21-year-old woman killed herself over her "dark complexion - India

Indian woman has allegedly killed herself because of constant harassment by her husband over her "dark complexion"


According to the BBC report the 21-year-old woman killed herself over the hanger of her husband calling her name and harassing her as blacky (dark complexion), stated by the police who spoke to the reporter.

Police in Rajasthan state registered a case against the woman's husband after her father complained that he was responsible for her death.

Police told BBC Hindi that no arrests had been made. The husband is yet to make a statement on the allegations.

Many Indians regard fair skin as being superior to darker tones.
The woman's father told police that her husband used to "repeatedly humiliate her over her dark complexion", which led her to kill herself.

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