Woman with son jumps before train, killed

July 15th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) A woman, along with her one-and-half-year-old son, committed suicide Tuesday by jumping before a train in West Bengal’s Hoogly district allegedly following dowry demands from her in-laws, the police said. “Punam Sahu jumped in front of a passenger train along with her one-and-half-year-old son at Hoogly’s Gobra Station Tuesday. She was being allegedly pressurised by her in-laws for dowry,” a police official said.

Sahu went to live at her parental house after her husband was detected with cancer a few months ago.

“Sahu’s in-laws followed her there and kept on pressurising her for dowry. When she refused, they threatened to snatch away her son,” the police official said.

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