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Woman beaten, throttle to death by in-laws over dowry in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Faridabad 

A 23-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and throttled to death by her in-laws over dowry, police said today.

The father of the victim, Hari Chand, registered a complaint against husband Hansraj, his parents and uncle-in- law Hemchand, police said.

The victim identified as Pooja was beaten and throttled to death by her in-laws after which her body was hung from the ceiling by the accused to prove it as a case of suicide, the complaint added.

According to the complaint, the victim along with her elder sister were married in the same family and physically and mentally harassed for dowry by their in-laws.

It was informed yesterday to their father that Pooja had died and the body was kept in a mortuary of a government-run hospital in Faridabad, the complainant said, adding it raised suspicion.

The police have sent the viscera of the victim for analysis and the reason of death would be known only after the report is received, said the investigating officer ASI Satveer Singh.

A case has been registered at Sector-55 Faridabad Police Station under section 498A and 304B of IPC.

First Published: Sat, July 11 2015. 20:32 IST