Married woman killed for dowry in Uttar Pradesh

Updated: Jun 25, 2019, 15:16 IST | mid-day online desk | Uttar Pradesh

The deceased was strangled to death and her body was thrown on the roadside

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Muzaffarnagar: A 36-year-old woman was allegedly killed for dowry at Simbhalka village under Shamli district, police said on Tuesday. The deceased identified as Sumita, wife of Krishan Kumar, was strangled to death on Monday and her body was thrown on the roadside, they said. A case was registered against the victim's in-laws including her husband who is absconding, the police stated adding that the body has been sent for postmortem.

In another incident, a woman was allegedly beaten up by her husband and in-laws over dowry. The incident came to light after the video of the assault went viral. "I was beaten by my in-laws and my husband. They have been demanding dowry and saying that if I cannot give them money then I have to give divorce to my husband. They are also demanding a motorcycle", the victim stated. The victim got married earlier this year. Her in-laws soon allegedly started demanding dowry from her. "It was a love marriage and we have been married for just two months. My husband, his brother and their parents beat me yesterday evening," the woman added.

With inputs from PTI

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