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Dowry death: Husband, brother-in-law held in Noida

Dowry death: Husband, brother-in-law held in Noida
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Noida: Following the death of a 25-year-old woman at her house in Bishapura area under sector 58 police station jurisdiction on February 18, police have arrested her husband and brother-in-law in connection with the incident. Victim's family members have alleged that dowry harassment by her in-laws.

Accused Mukesh Kumar, husband, and Rambabu, brother-in-law were arrested from Mamura area on Thursday morning.

In his complaint, Pawan Kumar, victim's brother, alleged that his sister Madhu, a native of Saran district in Bihar was married to Mukesh Kumar, a native of Chhapra district, around eight months ago.

Complainant alleged that since marriage, the couple lived in Noida. Her in-laws were continuously harassing her for dowry and even didn't paid any attention to her when she was pregnant.

"At the time of her death, she was around 2 and half months pregnant. Her in-laws were not taking care of her health and were harassing her for dowry. They were simply not happy with whatever we had given to them at the time of the marriage while Kumar's brother, who also used to live with him, and his sister used to say negative things about her. They even didn't allowed her to use mobile phone and taunt her to get a mobile phone from her own house," said Pawan.

Pawan further said that on the evening of February 18, they got a call from her in-laws that Madhu had fallen ill.

"In the evening around 6:30 pm, we got a call they she had fallen ill but there is nothing to worry. She was not given any attention and was kept at home instead of taking her to the hospital."

"However, ten minutes later they called again saying that they had taken her to a hospital nearby from where she was being referred to Delhi. When we reached Safdarjung, we found out that she was already dead," added Kumar.

Following the incident, the family filed a complaint against her husband, his brother and sister at the sector 58 police station under IPC sections 498A, 304B (dowry death) and other relevant sections of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.

"Based on the family's complaint, we questioned the accused and arrested the duo of accused from Mamura Chowk on Thursday morning. Both the accused were produced before the court and have been sent to jail while further investigations into the case are underway," said Pankaj Rai, station house officer of sector 58 police

station.

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