Published On : Fri, Sep 8th, 2017

Dowry harassment claims another woman’s life in Nagpur

Nagpur: In yet another dowry related suicide incident a 23 year old woman, who was married just 3 months ago, ended her life at her in-laws place at Hansapuri Khadan on Wednesday. She was found hanging from ceiling fan.

Neha Naik, 23, had tied the nuptial knot on May 31. She had been allegedly harassed and tortured to bring cash Rs5 lakh from her parents. Five of her in-laws, including Neha’s husband Chandrakant, have been booked by Tehsil police on Thursday for the alleged dowry death and harassment. Chandrakant has already been arrested.

Apart from Chandrakant, his mother Shama, brother Rickky, sister Neha and Rickky’s wife Reshmi have been made co-accused in the case. The family of the deceased also alleged that Chandrakant, who had claimed to be an autorickshaw driver, was addicted to gambling. Police said they were yet to confirm the facts about Chandrakant.

Neha’s mother Sangeeta said that she was present at her daughter’s place till evening. “My daughter wanted to say something to me, but she could not since her mother-in-law and sister-in-law were always in the same room. A few hours after I left my daughter’s place, they called up to say that she was no more,” said the sobbing woman. “They had been torturing my daughter since beginning, which she used to share whenever possible,” said Sangeeta. “We had given her some ornaments and also Rs51,000 during marriage as part of the rituals,” she said.

Social worker Sunita Thakre said the police should investigate the case without ruling out murder. “The door was not locked when Neha’s family reached the place. She was found to be lying on the bed and not hanging from the ceiling fan as her in-laws had claimed,” she said.

Another relatives said that Neha’s body, especially the fingers, had turned bluish when they saw her for the first time after death. Sources from Tehsil police station said there was no suicide case.

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