Mystery shrouds the death of a housewife whose body was found inside her in-laws house at Ratua in Malda on early Sunday morning triggering tension among the villagers.
On the basis of the complaint lodged by the family members of the victim, police have started an investigation.
The victim’s husband and her in-laws have been absconding since the incident took place.
The local people alleged that the victim Suktara Bibi (25) had been subjected to both mental and physical torture in her in-laws house as her father failed to pay a huge amount as dowry.
The victim got married to Isha Ali, a contractual worker, a few years ago.
The victim had recently delivered her second daughter following which the level of atrocities on the housewife had gone up.
Her in-laws used to pressure her to bring money from her parental house. She went to her parental house on several occasions to fetch money to meet the demands of her in-laws.
However, recently she refused to go to her parental house to bring money.
This did not go down well with her in-laws.
The local people alleged that the in-laws had strangulated the victim to death as their demands were not met.
Police, meanwhile, have started an investigation in this regard.
They are yet to ascertain the exact cause of her death.
The preliminary investigation, however, suggest that the woman was beaten up before being
strangulated as there were some injury marks on her bodies.
There was also a deep injury mark around her neck. Police have started a probe.