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Woman battles for life after being set on fire by in-laws (India)

July 31, 2012

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source A young woman, battling for life after sustaining severe burn injuries, has charged her in-laws with setting her on fire for failing to meet their dowry demands. On a statement given to the Haryana Police by Poonam Yadav (25) at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, the Rewari district police has registered a case of […]

In-laws held for ‘dowry death’ (India)

July 27, 2012

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Source: The Times of India HANE: The Shreenagar police on Thursday arrested the mother-in-law, sister-in-law and two other relatives of a 20-year-old woman who died after being allegedly set ablaze by them and her husband at their Wagle Estate home last week. The husband, Bhausaheb Gulab Bhalerao, is undergoing treatment for his burns, which he […]

Another dowry death in Terai as husband kills wife for not bringing motorcycle in dowry (India)

July 24, 2012

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A 22-year-old Indian bride from Bara district in the terai was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws after she failed to meet their dowry demands. The victim Binti Saha was allegedly beaten by her husband Santosh Saha, father-in-law Shiva Lal and mother-in-law in their house at Bishrampur-3, Musharwa, on Saturday for not […]

Man burns wife, two children alive over dowry (India)

July 24, 2012

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Source An alcoholic man burnt alive his two little children and wife after dousing them with kerosene. The incident happened on Monday in Chikkamallapura village in Hanur, Kollegal taluk. Mahadevaswamy married Sangeetha four years back and they had two children Madan, 2, and Mahendra, 1.He started drinking recently and used to pick up fights with […]

Man kills wife, 2 kids (India)

July 22, 2012

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A man allegedly killed his wife and two children, by setting them on fire at Chikkamalapur village in Kollegal taluk on Sunday. His mother allegedly helped him in the crime. The deceased have been identified as Sangeetha (30) and her sons Madan (2) and Mahendra (1). According to the police, Recha alias Mahadevaswamy had married […]

Dowry death? Pregnant woman found hanging

July 20, 2012

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A five-month pregnant woman was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her in-laws’ home in north Delhi’s Aryapura early on Thursday. The discovery prompted the talk of yet another dowry-driven death in the Capital. The family of the 24-year-old woman, Dipika, have alleged that her husband and in-laws killed her because their demands for […]

7 years’ jail for 3 accused of dowry death

July 14, 2012

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CHENNAI: Almost six years after a housewife, Kalpana, committed suicidefollowing persistent harassment over dowry, a mahila court has awarded seven year jail term to her husband and parents-in-law. Kalpana married M Shakthi in February 2006. At the time of the marriage, her parents gave 10 sovereigns of gold jewellery to the groom’s family. After the […]