Woman killed for dowry in Ghaziabad

April 24th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, April 24 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman was allegedly killed last month by her husband and in-laws over dowry in the Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad, police said Saturday.
Police Friday registered a criminal case against Sunita Kumari’s husband and in-laws on the complaint of the girl’s family.

According to police, Sunita Kumari, daughter of Bhagwan Das, had married her landlord’s son Vinod Kumar alias Ajit, a resident of the Ram Nagar Colony in Mohan Nagar, June 20, 2006. The girl’s family then shifted elsewhere.

However, after marriage, Sunita’s husband and in-laws Seeta Ram and Anguri Devi started harassing her for dowry. On many occasions, they turned violent, beating her up badly.

Sunita was allegedly killed March 27 by her husband and in-laws, who then called up her father and told him she had died of some illness at Amroha. By the time Bhagwan Das and his son reached the place, the body had already been cremated.

However, her brother came to know that Sunita had been burnt alive, and was also told about the violence she had been subjected to.

When Sunita’s father and brother approached the Sahibabad police station, the police did not register the case. However, the case of dowry killing against Ajit and his parents was later registered on the orders of senior superintendent of police (SSP) Akhil Kumar.

“We have registered a case against the boy’s family and are on the lookout for them,” said an official at Sahibabad police station.

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