A woman drowns herself and her two daughters due to #dowry abuse in Hyderabad, #India

Hyderabad, 5 December 2014

A 24 year old woman, Shanoor, killed her two infant daughters and committed suicide by drowning, when her husband’s abuse of her for dowry became unbearable. Her family had given her husband a lot of dowry during their wedding in cash, gold and a motorcycle. But he resumed his demand for more dowry when she gave birth to girls, as punishment for having daughters.

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/hyderabad/Fed-up-with-additional-dowry-demands-woman-drowns-daughters-self/articleshow/45378871.cms

A woman drowns herself and her two daughters due to #dowry abuse in Hyderabad, #India

Hyderabad, 5 December 2014

A 24 year old woman, Shanoor, killed her two infant daughters and committed suicide by drowning, when her husband’s abuse of her for dowry became unbearable. Her family had given her husband a lot of dowry during their wedding in cash, gold and a motorcycle. But he resumed his demand for more dowry when she gave birth to girls, as punishment for having daughters.

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/hyderabad/Fed-up-with-additional-dowry-demands-woman-drowns-daughters-self/articleshow/45378871.cms

#Police woman and her son arrested for his wife’s #dowry related death

22 November 2014, Bhopal
A police woman and her son were arrested after the son’s wife apparently committed suicide by hanging herself. She was suffering from depression because of constant abuse by her husband and mother-in-law for dowry.

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/bhopal/Woman-cop-son-arrested-for-dowry-death-in-Bhopal/articleshow/45239288.cms

Software technician arrested for driving wife to suicide over #Dowry

September 28, 2014

They had been married for only six months. But unable to bear her her husband’s abuse over dowry, another young woman in India hanged herself.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140928/nation-current-affairs/article/techie-booked-dowry-case

Man in New #Delhi kills pregnant wife for dowry – via Times of #India

October 1, 2014

In New Delhi, a young, pregnant housewife was battered to death by her husband who had been demanding from her. There appears to be an increase in the number of cases of pregnant women killed for dowry. It is possible these women were found to be carrying females fetuses. Usually that is when the demand for dowry increases.

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/delhi/Man-arrested-for-killing-pregnant-wife-over-dowry/articleshow/43929733.cms

Three Brothers Convicted of Murdering For Dowry

Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, 25 February, 2012

Chaitanya had married Jhunu Behera of Puri in July 2002.  Soon after, the husband and in-laws began harassing her for more dowry money.  On March 07, 2009, five people ganged up together — her husband, his two brothers and two sisters-in-law and together killed Chaitanya by setting her on fire.  She died at SCB Medical College two weeks later. Police had recorded her dying declaration based on which the husband, his two brothers and as many sisters-in-law were charged under Sections 302 and 498-A of IPC and 4 of DP Act under a fast-track court.  While four of the family members were convicted,  one of the sisters-in-law, was acquitted by the court. Full report here

Four Get Life-Imprisonment For Dowry Murder

Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh, January 19, 2012

The additional District and Session’s Judge Sunil Kumar, handed life imprisonment to Sunita Kumar’s husband, mother, sister and brother, holding them guilty of murdering Sunita eight years ago in a dowry related case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of the convicts. The report here.

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