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Ex-Congress MLA arrested after daughter-in-law found hanging

Last Updated: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 16:32

New Delhi: A former Congress MLA has been arrested after her daughter-in-law was found hanging under mysterious circumstances at a house in Delhi`s Sarai Rohilla area.

Sadiram`s wife and his son Sudhanshu have also been arrested.

Victim`s family alleged that their daughter was killed for dowry. Her in-laws, however, claimed that she had committed suicide.

Rekha, 27, was found hanging inside her in-law`s house on Saturday morning.

Rekha`s father Ashok Chaudhary, in his complaint, said in December 2012, he had organised her daughter`s marriage with the son of former MLA Sadiram.

"A few days after the marriage, Rekha`s in-laws started demanding more dowry. When I could not fulfil their continuous demand, they killed my daughter," Chaudhary said.

"Victim`s body has been sent for post-mortem to ascertain the exact reason behind the death as her family members alleged that she was killed by her in-laws for dowry," said a police officer.

"A probe in the case has been conducted and we are waiting for victim`s post-mortem report before taking further action," the officer added.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 16:32

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