Pregnant woman`s body found, dowry threat suspected in Assam

A pregnant woman was killed allegedly by her in-laws because of dowry, police said on Monday.

PTI| Updated: Nov 25, 2013, 21:05 PM IST

Barpeta/Nagaon (Assam): A pregnant woman was killed allegedly by her in-laws because of dowry, police said on Monday.

Akhitaj Parbim alias Pinky was found dead yesterday from Bheragaon near Barpeta town.

According to the complain by Parbim`s family, she was married to one Shahjahan Ali in Bongaigaon district around one and half years ago.

While her in-laws claimed that she was killed by some unknown people at their home, the woman`s family charged the in-laws of killing her with sharp weapons because of dowry.

Further investigation is on and no arrest has been made so far.

Meanwhile, a report from Nagaon said that a woman suffered burn injuries last night at the residence of her in-laws.

The in-laws of Jamila Khatoon, wife of a businessman Zakir Hussain, said that it is a case of attempted suicide.

However, her father claimed it is an attempted murder because of dowry.

Khatoon has been shifted to GMC Hospital in Guwahati and her condition is critical.