‘How long will daughters be persecuted?’: Bandipora family alleges murder by in-laws

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Soon after it was reported that a 32-year-old married woman died by suicide after consuming some poisonous substance at her home in Rampora village of Bandipora, the victim’s kin staged a massive protest demanding stern punishment to the “culprits.”

According to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the victim’s kin staged a protest at the premises of the district hospital demanding that all family members of the victim’s in-laws should be arrested.

The protesters have alleged that the victim was allegedly murdered by her in-laws as she was being harassed for dowry.

The victim had committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her home late last night following which she died at SMHS hospital Srinagar.

Her father Bashir Ahmad Khan, a resident of Panzigam, had alleged that his son-in-law and his family members harassed his daughter for dowry, “following which she took the extreme step.”

Khan alleged that his daughter was often harassed and tortured and the constant stress forced her to take her own life.

Khan urges police to arrest all those involved in the alleged murder of his daughter.

“I had only one daughter who is no longer in this world. How long will the daughters be persecuted and when will we get justice,” he said, adding his daughter was a mother of two young children.

A senior police officer said that the victim’s husband and his father have been arrested while further investigation into the case is going on.

The officer said that the woman’s body was handed over to her family members following the autopsy—(KNO)

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