3 #Dowry #Murders in 3 Days in the Small Town of Berhampur, Orissa


July 25, 2015, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa,

Priyanka, Jhili and Sukanti – three women murdered for dowry in three consecutive days in this small town of Orissa.

Jitendra Kumar Sahu of Padhal, about 45 km from here, had strangulated his wife Priyanka to death. The couple has a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Burupda under Jarada police limits reported a similar case the previous day. Bananali Behera killed his wife Jhili and the couple has a two-year-old daughter.The same day, police arrested Lalatendu Sahu of Hinjli after his wife Mamini lodged a complaint, accusing him of torturing her for dowry. They got married last year. On Wednesday, police arrested Subash Dakua of Panchabhuti village for allegedly throttling his wife Sukanti to death the previous day. Subash is a daily wage labourer, police added.

Woman and her infant #daughter strangled to death for #dowry

June 15, UP

21 year old Manisha and her five-month old baby girl were strangled to death for dowry by her husband and in-laws. The five people involved are absconding.


19-yr-old bride strangled & hacked to death for #dowry

14 March 2015, Bareilly

Barely two months after her wedding, a 19 year old bride was killed for dowry by her husband and in-laws. The woman’s father, a farmer, said he had gifted Rs 1.5 lakh cash and a motorcycle to his daughter at the time of marriage, but her in-laws used to beat her for more dowry.
He said that her husband’s uncle had threatened to kill her if she did not manage to gift a car to their family.

The father said on Thursday he got a phone call from a villager of Gahluiya informing him that his daughter had died. When he reached the home, he saw her body full of cuts and bruises. She seemed to have been strangled.


Parents in Delhi kill and burn their daughter for marrying the man she loved

19 November 2014, New Delhi

21-year-old Bhavna Yadav, a student at the Delhi University, had married a man she loved, against her parents wishes. Angered her parents strangled her to death, and later planned and burnt her body to destroy evidence. Though such “honour killings” are assumed to take place in rural areas, as this case proves, it occurs even among the educated, urban families in India.

Angry she was a #girl, father strangles and dumps his newborn – via Times of #India

5 November 2014, Howrah, W. Bengal

Angry his wife had given birth to a girl, a man killed his new born child within hours of her birth and dumped her body on the river banks. Injuries to the head and marks on the neck indicate she was battered and strangled.

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