Husband, in-laws booked for dowry death

A woman from Greater Noida’s Kasna village, who was admitted to a hospital here with marks around the neck on September 28, died on Tuesday morning. A hospital spokesperson said Sarita (22) was very critical at the time of admission.

Her in-laws had alleged she had attempted suicide but her family accused them of strangling her over dowry and then hanging her from a fan to cover the murder attempt.

Based on a written complaint by her family on Tuesday, a case of dowry death been registered against her husband Lavneet, his elder brother Amit and parents Harveer and Sukhraj. Sarita was pursuing LLB via distance-learning mode, while Lavneet runs a bakery in Kasna. The couple have a one-year-old son.

The family claimed that Sarita’s in-laws demanded dowry even after two years of marriage. Her father Dharamveer said he had given Lavneet a luxury car, an SUV and cash at the time of marriage. He said her in-laws later demanded a sedan.

Mr. Dharamveer added, “They recently wanted ₹2 crore and a plot. They tortured Sarita over these demands till September 28, when I received a call from someone regarding her suicide attempt. They must have strangled her and tried to cover it up. I took her to a hospital. Her in-laws never came to see her.”

Greater Noida Police station SHO Dharmender Sharma said, “The accused have been booked under Sections 498A [husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty] and 304 [punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder] of the Indian Penal Code.”

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