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

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.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013, 16:39 PM IST

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.