Dowry continues to take lives; 21-yr-old newly-wed killed


New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Police found the body of a 21-year-old woman near a gutter in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh. The in-laws allegedly tortured the girl in dowry in the greed of motorcycling.

Soon after the victim’s maternal family was informed about the incident, the victim’s brother Ratan Chauhan approached the police to confirm that the body was that of his sister.

The police have registered a case against the victim’s husband Durgesh Chauhan and father-in-law Jayshree Chauhan and are investigating the brother’s allegation.

According to eyewitnesses to the incident, a tractor approached the gutter and threw the body into it before fleeing. After that, the villagers informed the police.

Family alleged torture for dowry

She married Durgesh on May 12, 2022. Soon after the marriage, Durgesh and his family demanded a motorcycle. When she told them her family could not afford to buy a motorcycle, he assaulted her.

When the girl’s family visited her, she told them that her brother-in-law had threatened to kill her if they did not receive a dowry. However, his mother’s family told his in-laws the same thing, that they couldn’t afford the bike.

Offended, the in-laws and the husband abused the girl, as a result of which she was killed.

However, the accused family escaped.

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