Kerala: 21-yr-old law student hangs self after being harassed for dowry; husband, in-laws arrested

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“The matter will be investigated by a DSP rank officer as the case has been registered under section 304(b) of the IPC,” the police said.

Aluva: A day after a 21-year-old law student committed suicide in Kochi, her husband and three others were arrested by the police from Aluva in Kerala on Wednesday.

The deceased Mafia Parveen committed suicide after accusing her husband Mohammad Suhail and his family members of torturing her for dowry. The police have arrested her husband Muhammad Suhail, her father-in-law Yusuf and mother-in-law Rukhia.

Rural SP K Karthik said, “The matter will be investigated by a DSP rank officer as the case has been registered under section 304(b) of IPC.”

A man is booked under section 304(b) of IPC, when the death of a woman is caused by any burn or bodily injury or is other than normal circumstances within seven years of the marriage and it is shown That he had been victimized just before his death. For cruelty or harassment by her husband or any relative of her husband in respect of demand for dowry, such death shall be called “dowry death”, and such husband or relative shall be deemed to have caused her death.

A suicide note was recovered from her room in which she alleged that Circle Inspector Sudhir neglected her complaint against her husband and in-laws and also behaved badly.

She was studying law from a private college at Thodupuzha in Idukki district.

Read also: Kerala: 21-year-old woman hangs herself after complaining of dowry against husband, in-laws

Aluva Rural Superintendent of Police K Karthik said on Tuesday that the post-mortem has been completed and action will be taken as per the investigation report.

“We received the complaint on November 11. What has been said in the suicide note is unfortunate. Deputy SP has been asked to look into it. I will reply to the allegations after getting the inquiry report,” Karthik said.

First published:November 24, 2021, 4:57 pm

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