Woman killed by in-laws for dowry in Faridabad

Faridabad, July 06: A 26-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her in-laws for want of dowry, police said today.

According to a complaint lodged by the woman’s brother Lalit Saxena, he got his sister married to one Sanjay Shrivastav, a resident of Sector-2 in Ballabgarh Faridabad, on April 29, 2013, they said.

The complainant alleged that his sister was being harassed for dowry by her in-laws from the very beginning of her marriage.

At about 9 PM on July 3, his sister called him up and said that her in-laws were demanding Rs 5 lakh and she was being brutally beaten up following which he wished to talk to someone from her in-laws side but no one talked to him, police said.

The woman’s brother-in-law called up Lalit yesterday morning to inform that his sister was not well. When Lalit reached her house, he found her dead, they said.

The complainant has accused his sister’s husband Sanjay Shrivastav, his mother, elder brother Mahesh, younger brothers Sunder, Suraj and Vikki of beating her to death, police said.

On his complaint, a case has been registered at Ballabgarh Police Station in Faridabad under section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 304B (Dowry death) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC, they said.