Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 8 -- Following the death of a young doctor allegedly by suicide over dowry demands, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said that there was need to create more awareness about dowry in society and "particularly for our girls".

"We need to create more awareness in society and particularly to our girls. I feel sad that it is happening in Kerala, a state which used to be a matriarchal society where women call the shots. They inherited the property, and here our girls are becoming so vulnerable...This is not only evil but brutish behaviour that you demand money from the girl's family," said Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.

Earlier, the National Commission for Women (NCW) had expressed deep concern over the death o...