Mother of two hanged to death for #dowry, family alleges murder for dowry: The Hindu – Mobile edition

11 July 2015, Mysore

30 year old Priyanka is believed to have been hanged and killed for dowry by her in-laws, who claim she committed suicide. Her parents filed a police complaint that her in laws had been demanding gold and land in dowry. Priyanka had two children.

23 year-old Puja was beaten and choked to death for dowry in UP, India

11 July 2015, UP

23 year old Pooja was beaten and throttled to death by her husband and in-laws after which her body was hung from the ceiling by the accused to set up her death as a case of suicide. Pooja and her elder sister were married in the same family and both were physically and mentally tortured for dowry by their in-laws.

22-year-old #pregnant woman hanged to death for #dowry in UP

17 May 2015, UP

22-year-old Rajmala who was pregnant woman was hanged to death by her Guddu Yadav, her husband and in-laws when they couldn’t get the dowry they demanded from her. An FIR (police case) has been filed by Rajmala’s parents, but there are no arrests so far.

Harassed for dowry, 24 yr old Yogita committed suicide

Shirdi, 12 May 2015
24-year-old  Yogita Mahale committed suicide by hanging herself in a village here, police said today. Yogita a resident of Pohegaon village, who was being harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws, is said to have committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her residence on Thursday Shirdi police station in-charge Pramod Wagh said.

Newly married woman hangs to death after #dowry torture by in-laws in Bengaluru

12 April 2015, Bangalore

20 year old Bhahya who married around eight months ago, reportedly hanged herself to death after her husband left for work on Saturday morning.

Bhagya’s parents have made a complaint to the police, saying that their daughter had slipped into depression as Gowda kept harassing her for dowry and had stopped talking to her. They claimed that her in-laws harassed her too.

Top Reserve Bank of India official gets bail in his wife’s dowry death case

7 April 2015, New Delhi

Nitin Kumar, Assistant General Manager in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), who was arrested on upon a complaint lodged by his father-in-law who said that his daughter’s in-laws and husband had killed her for dowry, was released on bail.
Kumar’s wife who was a manager with Punjab National Bank, was found hanging from the fan in her house in R K Puram. Kumar’s counsel asserts the  victim had committed suicide after an argument.However, the deceased’s parents alleged that she was being harassed by Kumar and was never allowed to visit them after her marriage. One day prior to the incident, the victim had informed her parents about her dowry harassment.


Man accused of killing wife and 3 children for #dowry

15  March 2015, Lucknow

A 35-YEAR-OLD woman and her three children were found hanging in their house at Sadiabad area in Ghazipur.

The brother of the woman, Sushila, lodged a murder case against her husband, alleging he killed her and the children as his demand for dowry was not met.

#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.

A School Teacher and Law Graduate Murders For Dowry

New Delhi, November 24, 2011

Rekha Rani’s husband, along with his sisters and mother, had tortured her mentally and physically and called her names, beat her up and often threw her out of the house as they demanded dowry from Rekha’s parents.  They even threatened to kill her. On May 9, 2011, Sanjeev, the husband, called up Rekha’s mother to say that her daughter was not keeping well and wanted to meet her.  When Rekha’s mother reached her daughter’s matrimonial home along with her husband, she found the house locked from outside and was informed by neighbours that her daughter has been taken to hospital as she had supposedly hanged herself.  Rekha had been declared “brought dead” at the hospital. She has left behind a two-year-old son.  After knowing of her daughter’s death at the hospital, Rekha’s parents told the police that her daughter was being harassed and tortured by her in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry. One of Rekha Rani’s torturers who has now been denied bail was her sister-in-law Seema Singhal, a school teacher and a law graduate. The report here.

Newly Married Woman Hangs Herself Because of Dowry Demanded

Bangalore, November 21, 2011

Depressed by her husband’s constant harassment for dowry, a 25-year-old newly-wed woman, Leelavathi, ended life by hanging herself at her residence in Bilekahalli, off Bannerghatta Road in Mico Layout police station limits on Sunday. The deceased Leelavathi, a native of Chitradurga, was married to Manjunath, 30, an accountant in a garment factory seven months ago.  The report here.

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