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Punjab: Four booked in Dowry death case

Last Updated: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:45

Chandigarh: Four people, including a woman, were booked on Friday in a case of dowry death in Punjab`s Zirakpur town, police said.

Gagandeep Kaur, 26, who was recently married to Kulwant Singh, was found dead at her in-law`s house at Himmatgarh Dhakola village near Zirakpur, 10 km from state capital Chandigarh, late on Thursday.

"We had sent the body for post-mortem. The report said Gagandeep died of strangulation," police officer Yogi Raj said.
"We have booked four people on the basis of a written complaint submitted by Sukhdev Singh, father of the deceased," he added.

The accused who have been booked for dowry death are the victim`s husband, mother-in-law, sister-in-law`s husband and another relative.
"Sukhdev said Kulwant and his family members were harassing his daughter to bring more dowry. She was not even allowed to go to her parents` home. Our investigation is on and very soon we will arrest the accused," the police officer said.


First Published: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:45
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