IIT Delhi PhD Student Commits Suicide Because Of Dowry Demands!

Even though we live in a modern era dowry seems to be inseparable from Indian society( Although there are some exceptions in the states of North-East India) we live in a society where a marriage is happened by the amount of dowry.

We here lot of stories about harassment by the in laws or husbands because of dowry.

This is a same story of an IIT Delhi student Manjula Devak who committed suicide after being tortured by her in laws. 27- year-old PhD scholar,  in water resources, was found hanging at her flat Nalanda Apartment (IIT-Delhi campus) on Tuesday around 7.45 pm.

Deceased Manjula Devak’s father Manoj Kumar Devak said, “She was a brilliant girl. She was going to complete her thesis next month, but her husband and parents-in-law wanted her to come back to Bhopal and do household work.” Her inconsolable mother Seema Devak fainted after looking at her daughter’s body at AIIMS mortuary on Wednesday afternoon.





Manjula and Ritesh Virha got married 4 years back i.e. in 2013; the couple shifted from Bhopal to IIT Delhi, since she wanted to pursue her PhD in water resources. It is also said that before joining IIT, Manjula was working in the US.

Devak’s family members have recorded their statement in front of a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM). Her friends have also recorded their statements in front of the SDM. The police have seized Devak’s laptop and are scanning her call records.


No suicide note has been found yet said Police.

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