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Newly-wed hangs self over abuse by in-laws

Kolkata: A housewife committed suicide after failing to tolerate torture, allegedly by her in-laws for dowry at Haridevpur in South Kolkata.
Police said that the woman had got married just two months ago. Her in-laws demanded a dowry of Rs 4 lakh from the victim's family members. But her parents had managed to give only Rs 2 lakh during the marriage.
As the victim's parents failed to give the total amount, her in-laws started torturing her from the very first day after their marriage. Her in-laws used to torture her mentally and put pressure on her to ask her parents to give another Rs 2 lakh. Her parents have tried desperately and sought some more time to give the money. But the torture and abuse continued.
On Sunday morning, trouble broke out in the house as the woman was beaten up allegedly by her in-laws. The woman failed to tolerate it and went inside her room.
After a few minutes, she was found hanging from the ceiling of the room. Local people went inside the house and informed the police. Policemen from the local police station went to the spot and sent the body for an autopsy.
Tension broke out when local people attacked the in-laws. They attempted to beat them up. They damaged furniture and other valuables in the house, while protesting against the incident.
A large contingent of police was pressed into service and they brought the situation under control.
A police officer said that necessary legal action has been taken against the in-laws on the basis of the allegations by the victim's parents.
Police also came to know that the victim had sent text messages from her cell phone to some of her friends and relatives before committing suicide. They have collected the phone from the spot.

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