TAMIL NADU

RDO probe into woman's death

TIRUNELVELI, OCT.11. A newly married woman committed suicide setting herself ablaze today as her in-laws and husband allegedly tortured her for more dowry.

The police said P. Padma (22) of Kurichi near Melapalayam was married to K. Maharajan (25), a medical representative from Thatchanallur three months ago.

Though Mr. Maharajan told the police that his wife committed suicide owing to domestic quarrel, Padma's mother, Gomathi, alleged that her daughter had been tortured ever since her marriage.

"As the in-laws and Maharajan asked her to get a `metti', plastic pots and some utensils, we got her all articles demanded by them. When they tortured her to get a gas stove, we gave her Rs. 1,000 yesterday," said Mrs. Gomathi.

A Revenue Divisional Officer enquiry has been ordered.

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