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UP: Woman found dead; family claims dowry harassment

UP: Woman found dead; family claims dowry harassment

New Delhi: The father of a deceased woman who died under mysterious circumstances in Mendu area of UP's Hathras two weeks ago claimed that her daughter was facing harassment due to dowry from her in-laws.

The deceased who married to one Usman in Mendu areas of Hathras was found death on February 1 at her in-law's house.

Police had registered a case in this regard and investigation was on.

Police said that in the first information report (FIR), the deceased family had named 10 persons (all in-laws) including her husband, claiming that all of them were harassing the woman.

Rahisbeg, the father of the deceased, who is the complainant in the case, told police that in the year 2018 the deceased was married to one Usman in Mendu area. "Since then she was beaten up by her in-laws as they wanted more dowry," father further added.

Police said on February 1, a phone call came to the complainant claiming that her daughter was killed.

"I rushed to her in-law's house with my family and found my daughter lying dead; I saw the mark of rope in her neck… her husband and in-laws killed her for dowry," father further told in his complaint.

Police said they have registered a case under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 304B (dowry death) and Section 3 and 4 in the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.

"We are investigating the case from all angles and questioning is going on to get further clues in the case," said a police officer at Hathras police station.

According to the post-mortem report, a ligature mark found in front of the neck, chin, three bruise marks (elbow, arm) found and swelling was also reported.

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