Jammu, August 16: Shikha Devi was all of 21 years of age when she became a victim of harassment by her in-laws including with her husband party to crime as well. Within the first few months of marriage, Shikha started facing ill treatment by her mother-in-law which was a result of arguments with her husband on a regular basis.
Husband Ajay Kumar who is a resident of Rajpura near Ghagwal frequently used to find reasons for argument with Shikha. The pressure rose so much that a young Shikha chose to end her life along with her baby Harish who was not more than 1-year-old.
Shikha poisoned her boy and took poison after, falling unconscious. Both the mother and her son were taken to District Hospital Samba where the doctor declared them dead on arrival.
A case has been registered at the concerned police station and in the initial phase of investigation dowry has not been found to be the source of harassment. The images below may be graphic for some viewers.