A six-month pregnant woman died here under suspicious circumstances after which her father accused her in-laws of killing her for dowry, police said on Monday.
The woman’s father alleged that she was beaten up by her in-laws on Diwali after which the victim’s brother transferred Rs 30,000 to her husband, a police official said.
But on Sunday, the woman’s in-laws informed her father that she had died at the hospital.
According to the complaint filed by Vinod Kumar, his daughter Sapna (24) was harassed by her husband, her father, mother and sisters for dowry. It is also alleged that Kumar was not allowed to visit their house or talk to his daughter on the phone.
“On October 26, Sapna sent a message to her brother Neeraj that her husband had pressured her for money. My son transferred Rs 30,000 to her account. On Sunday, her in-laws informed me that she died during treatment at the hospital.” The woman’s father complained to the police.
Based on the complaint, an FIR has been registered at the Sector 18 police station under IPC sections 304-B (dowry death), 498A (dowry harassment) and 34 (common purpose) against the deceased’s husband and his family members. “We are awaiting the postmortem report as the cause of death is not yet clear. Investigation is on and action will be taken as per law,” said a police official.
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