10 gruesome dowry harassment cases that shook the nation

Jul 24, 2018, 11:20 IST
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A female flight attendant Anisiya Batra allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the terrace of her residence in south Delhi's Hauz Khas. Police said that Batra, who was in her 40s, was working with a German airline. She had allegedly jumped from the terrace of her house, after sending a message to her husband that she would kill herself. Upon receiving the message, her husband rushed to the spot and took her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead. He claimed that his wife committed suicide due to regular fights as there were "compatibility issues". However, her family alleged that she was harassed for dowry

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Dowry Harassment is considered to be one of the many categories of crimes against women. Women are murdered or driven to suicide by continuous harassment and torture by husbands and in-laws in an effort to extort an increased dowry. India has by far the highest number of dowry-related harassment and deaths. Though there are laws against it, dowries have been in effect for decades. The practice of dowry deaths and murders continues to take place unchecked in many parts of India. Here are some of the gruesome cases related to dowry that shook the nation

 

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