Delhi woman found hanging, dowry death suspected

November 26th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman married to a collection agent only two weeks ago was found dead mysteriously at her in-laws’ north Delhi home, the police said Wednesday. Her husband was arrested after her family complained of dowry harassment.The police said the husband, Vikas, called to inform that his wife Kiran, whom he married Nov 6, had hanged herself from the ceiling fan in their Sabzi Mandi house Tuesday afternoon.

“Vikas said when he returned from his work he found his wife has locked herself inside a room. When she did not respond to his calls, he broke open the door and found her hanging. He managed to get her down and informed us,” said an investigating officer.

The woman’s uncle Shersingh said Vikas, his mother Sarla and bother Umesh were harassing her to bring a four-wheeler in dowry.

“At the time of marriage, they had taken a two-wheeler and were now demanding a car. They have killed our daughter,” Shersingh told reporters.

The police said they have registered a case under Indian Penal Code section 304 B (dowry death) and arrested Vikas and his mother.

“We are waiting for a post-mortem examination report and a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) is also conducting inquiry,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Delhi) Sagarpreet Hooda told IANS.

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