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Woman killed for dowry in UP’s Ballia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 14:23

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.


First Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 14:23
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