Woman killed for dowry in Uttar Pradesh; husband, 4 others booked

Police has filed an FIR against five persons including the husband of a woman, four months after she was allegedly murdered over a dowry demand here, officials said today.

Etah: Police has filed an FIR against five persons including the husband of a woman, four months after she was allegedly murdered over a dowry demand here, officials said today.

The FIR in this connection was lodged yesterday, Jalesar Inspector Dinesh Kumar Dubey said.

Police said that the victim Sandhya married one Suneel, a resident of Kunjanpur village in Jalesar. Initially, there was no dowry demand but later the accused and his family demanded a sum of Rs two lakh.

When the victim's family could not pay the amount, she was allegedly set on?fire on November 11, 2015, police said.

Her brother Narendra Kumar took the complaint in this connection to Jalesar's Kotwali officer and also to Senior Superintendent of Police?in Etah, but none lodged the FIR.

At last he moved an application in the court, following which an FIR was lodged by police on court order, they said, adding that no arrest has been made in this connection so far.

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