Published On : Wed, Apr 30th, 2014

Woman, nine-month-old daughter found dead in well; parents allege murder by in-laws

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Another victim of dowry opted to quit her life along with a little life of mere nine months with her. The woman had jumped off in a well last night with her nine-month-old daughter. But the matter picked up heat when the woman’s brother alleged that her in-laws had killed his sister and his niece. Her relatives created a scene in front of Sakkardara police station demanding immediate action against the culprits.
Police informed that body of Tarannum Parveen Sheikh (23) and her nine-month-old daughter were found floating in a well near Sakkaradara after which panic gripped the area. Cops reached immediately and fished the bodies. Later the bodies were sent to Government Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem. Police said the post mortem report could clarify if the case is of suicide or murder.
During the preliminary investigations it was revealed that Tarannum was married to Firoz Sheikh (30) two years ago. Her in-laws started torturing her immediately after the marriage and started demanding Rs 20 lakh from Tarannum’s parents. Her parents were sure that the things would smoothen after a child in the family. However, they were utterly wrong when the torture increased more after the birth of a daughter. Tarannum’s parents had alleged that they had already given 1.5 lakh to her in-laws but that didn’t seem to satisfy their greed.
While interrogating the neighbours, it was revealed that Tarannum’s in-laws tortured her physically and mentally. On Tuesday, Tarannum had a heated up argument with her in-laws and usband after which she left the house with her nine-month-old daughter. People discovered the floating bodies of Tarannum and the infant in the nearby well early Wednesday morning. They informed her father-in-law about this and later informed Sakkardara police about this.
Tarannum’s brother Jamil has alleged that her in-laws had pushed into the well with her daughter and it was a case of murder. They created ruckus outside Sakkardara police station and demanded immediate action against the culprits. Cops have assured to take action after the confirmation from post-mortem report.