Woman killed for dowry; husband, mother-in-law held

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 16:39

Akola: A young woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband and in-laws after their dowry demand was not met by her family, police said on Tuesday.

Sayma (20) had got married to Abdul Razik (25), a resident of Akot tehsil in the district, on June 9 this year and soon after, her husband`s family demanded money from her parents for purchasing a four-wheeler.

On the night of November 10, the woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband and in-laws, who later tried to project it as a case of suicide.

However, the post-mortem report revealed that the woman was strangled.

The victim`s husband Razik, her mother-in-law Rahemabi and brother-in-law Rafia have been arrested in connection with the offence and booked for murder and under other relevant sections.

Further investigation was on in the case, police added.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 16:39

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