Newly-wed murdered for dowry?

The Meerpet police have registered a case of murder and dowry harassment for the death of a 19-year-old newly-wed girl.

The victim, P. Srilatha, was found hanging to the ceiling at her residence in Tirumala Nagar in Almasguda on Wednesday night. While her husband Nagaraju and in-laws claimed that she committed suicide, her parents alleged that Srilatha was murdered as they were unable to provide additional dowry being sought by her husband and in-laws. Srilatha and Nagaraju were married only a few months ago.

The Meerpet police registered a case under Sections 302 and 498A and began investigations. (INN)