Dowry death: Four booked in Punjab

July 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Four people, including a woman, were Friday booked in a case of dowry death in Punjab’s Zirakpur town, police said.

Gagandeep Kaur, 26, who was recently married to Kulwant Singh, was found dead at her in-law’s house at Himmatgarh Dhakola village near Zirakpur, 10 km from state capital Chandigarh, late Thursday.

“We had sent the body for post-mortem. The report said Gagandeep died of strangulation,” police officer Yogi Raj told IANS.

“We have booked four people on the basis of a written complaint submitted by Sukhdev Singh, father of the deceased,” he added.

The accused who have been booked for dowry death are the victim’s husband, mother-in-law, sister-in-law’s husband and another relative.

“Sukhdev said Kulwant and his family members were harassing his daughter to bring more dowry. She was not even allowed to go to her parents’ home. Our investigation is on and very soon we will arrest the accused,” the police officer said.

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