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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.



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.

From Zee News

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