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Woman dies after husband stabs her 41 times in Ggn

The accused, identified as Pankaj Bharadwaj, got married with the deceased in 2017

Woman dies after husband stabs her 41 times in Ggn

Gurugram: It was a sad end to the life of Vanishka Sharma (22) who was stabbed 41 times before smashing her into a wall by husband on Sunday. The accused, identified as Pankaj Bharadwaj, got married with the deceased in 2017. For a city that is no stranger to crimes against women, it was again the nature of the crime that shocked the investigators and the doctors that conducted the post-mortem.

To give a sense how heinous the crime was, the deceased was stabbed multiple times. If this was not enough, the murderer then smashed her head against a wall in order to make sure that she won't be able to survive at any way.

According to the police, the victim was murdered at her in-law's house. "The victim's head was so badly smashed that her brain was out of her skull. She was stabbed 41 times," said Dr Pawan Kumar, who conducted the victim's postmortem.

Along with Pankaj, the law enforcement officials have also registered a case of murder with common intent against three of his family members. They have been identified as Vijay Kumar who is the father, Balesh, the mother and Happy the younger brother.

The accused and his family have small time business interests in the city. Sources also indicate that Pankaj's father also runs local news daily. The case was registered on the complaint of deceased's father Mahesh Sharma, a resident of West Delhi's Patel Nagar.

Sharma said in his complaint that his daughter was tortured by her husband and in-laws since her marriage in April 2017 for dowry and other reasons. The bereaved father also highlighted that how the exploitation of his daughter began from the time she was married into the Bharadwaj household. On many occasion, the father highlighted that his daughter complained about the ill-treatment meted out to her due to an insufficient amount of dowry paid.

"The accused and his family are still at large. We will get hold of them soon. Meanwhile, we have registered the case and begun our investigations. The main reason for the murder is believed to be the family's anger against the victim for the non-payment of dowry. We are also looking at the other causes that have resulted in this unfortunate incident," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.

Piyush Ohrie

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