Ballia: A 21-year-old newly-married woman was allegedly killed for dowry in Bairia area here, police said on Wednesday.
Villagers found Geeta -- who got married to Sonu Thakur in February this year -- hanging from the ceiling at her in-laws` house in Nawka tola village on July 7, they said.
After the villagers left, the in-laws tried to burn the body but later buried it in haste and are on the run, police said.
On the complaint of Geeta`s father Harishanker, police lodged an FIR against four persons, including her husband yesterday, police said.
The victim`s body was recovered from a pit in the village, they said.