Woman commits suicide after being harassed for dowry

A 30-year-old woman committed suicide after being harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws.

Lucknow: A 30-year-old woman committed
suicide after allegedly being harassed for dowry by her
husband and in-laws in Wazirganj area here, police said on Sunday.

Kanti Devi, who got married to trader Ashok Gupta in June
last year, hanged herself from the ceiling and committed
suicide at her in-laws` house in Pandeyganj locality
yesterday, they said.

Kanti`s father Purushottam Das alleged that she was being
harassed by her husband and in-laws who were demanding Rs 20
lakh cash and a four-wheeler.

In another case, a 28-year-old pregnant woman was
allegedly pushed from the roof by her mother-in-law and
sister-in-law for dowry in Azad Nagar locality, police said.

Saba Khan was allegedly pushed from the roof by her
mother-in-law Asma and her daughter Nazia over dowry demands,
they said.

Though Saba suffered a fracture in her leg, the foetus
was safe, the police said.

PTI

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