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'Doubt if I Will Be Alive Tonight': Chilling Audio of Dead Kerala Woman Surfaces

Audio recordings of the woman detailing the harassment she had been facing have now surfaced in the media.

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“If you can, please come now itself. Come towards the road. I am ready to come, I was thrashed by him and his mother. I am not sure if I will be alive tonight.”

These were the words of Sunisha, a 26-year-old Kerala woman, speaking to her brother, days before she was found dead at her in-laws’ house in Kannur district.

While it was initially presumed to be a case of death by suicide, it has now surfaced that the woman was under severe trauma due to alleged violence by her in-laws. Audio recordings of the woman detailing the harassment she had been facing have now surfaced in the media.

What Had Happened?

The woman’s family has also come out stating that though multiple complaints were registered, there was allegedly no police action.

Sunisha got married to Payyanur native Vijeesh one and a half years ago.

According to Sunisha’s family, she used to call her relatives and complain about the violence she had been facing at her husband’s house.

"She used to say that he (husband) used to beat her black and blue, that his mother pulls her hair and beats her and that his father has even beaten her with a helmet. For calling us and telling us this, they seized her phone and broke it. For the past one month she was not even having food from the house. She used to take parcels (from shops)."
Sunisha’s relative told Asianet News.

The relative also added that though they had gone to bring back Sunisha multiple times, her husband Vijeesh, did not allow her to leave.

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Sunisha's Family Raise Serious Allegations of Police Inaction

Meanwhile, the family raised serious allegations of police inaction.

Sunisha’s brother Sudheesh, told Asianet News that on multiple occasions when she had called him, asking to take her back, the family had approached Payyannur police, seeking help.

"She has asked me not to come alone directly as the family has influence within a political party. Police used to talk to that family, and tell us that she will come home the next day or the day after, trying to extend her stay there. Towards the end, she used to say that she will somehow manage to stay there. After that she did not call."
Sunisha’s brother Sudheesh said
He also adds that Vijeesh and the family confined Sunisha, not allowing her out alone. According to the family, on two to three occasions, police complaints were filed, one of which was on 5 August.
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Sunisha's Audio Recording Surfaces in Media, Reveals Details of Torture

Meanwhile, audio recordings of Sunisha, revealing details of the torture she had been facing, surfaced in the media.

In one of the audio recordings, Sunisha’s husband can be allegedly heard pulling her up when she records the audio.

As Sunisha retorts saying she will also record visuals of the assault, he asks her to go ahead and that he is not bothered. “I will also record your mother pulling my hair,” Sunisha can be heard saying. Sunisha can further be heard questioning Vijeesh, why he did not intervene when his father talked abusively to her.

Of late, Kerala has seen multiple deaths of young married women. All of the deaths are alleged to be deaths by suicide and all of them had been undergoing severe torture and harassment from their in-laws.

Listen to the audio recordings:

(Published in arrangement with The News Minute)

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