Family of four arrested for dowry death

Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI: : The Palayamkottai police have arrested four persons, including a couple, for torturing a girl for more dowry and forcing her to commit suicide.

The police said M. Chitra (26) of Palayamkottai allegedly committed suicide on June 28 at her residence under mysterious circumstances. Since she took the extreme step on the first wedding anniversary, the Revenue Divisional Officer, Tirunelveli, Durairaj, conducted an enquiry.

The police, who registered a complaint from the victim's uncle, Manthiram, found that Ms. Chitra was forced to commit suicide by her husband, Muthukumar (30), in-laws, Perumal (55), Murugammal (50), and Muthukumar's younger brother, Nambirajan (25), who allegedly demanded more dowry.

The four persons were arrested on Friday and remanded.

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