I realize it is cultural, but nevertheless so very sad. Females still have so far to go on a global scale in obtaining their basic freedoms and worth. Women had little voice in this country as recently as a century ago. Religion, as well as culture, do alot to keep women oppressed. I can't get into a deep religious debate about it, as I haven't read the religious texts closely enough to do that, though it is clear their underlying message is that males are superior. Nor do I take a feminist stance, but one of basic human rights for all.
To think a woman today, anywhere in the world would take her own life, because it was easier than facing the wrath of her man is about as tragic as it gets. It shows with all the "progress" mankind has made, we are still in our infancy when it comes to basic human equality.