Woman killed for dowry in Rajasthan

Kota: A 21-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her husband for dowry in Bundi district’s Bhopatpura village, the police said.

The husband, Bharatraj Kushwaha, along with his family members were going to cremate the body. However, the woman’s parents reached their house this afternoon and informed the police, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Keshoraipatan Circle, Shiv Lal Bairwa said.

The body was taken into custody. Finger marks on her neck indicated that the woman, Gayatri Kushwaha, was chocked and suffocated to death, he said.

Based on a complaint by the parents, a case was registered at the Talera police station. They alleged that their daughter was killed by her husband and that she was harassed and tortured for dowry for two years , the DSP said.

The accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The body has been handed over to the parents after post-mortem, said Bairwa, who is also the investigating officer of the case.

Bharatraj is at large and a search is on to arrest him, he said.