Newly-wed woman killed over dowry, father-in-law arrested

New Delhi: A newly-wed woman was killed by her father-in-law over dowry demand in Sikreda village of the district, police said.

Sarita’s father-in-law was arrested yesterday after some villagers complained that she has been missing since Friday, SHO Prakash Mishra said.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he killed her and dumped the body in a drain, he said.

Police recovered Sarita’s body with her throat slit from the drain and sent it for post mortem, Mishra said.

Sarita was married to Rajkumar in April was harassed by her in-laws and husband over dowry demands. Her other in-laws including the husband are absconding.