A 25-year-old woman died after her in-laws allegedly forced her to drink acid for failing to meet their demand for a dowry in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district, a police officer said on Saturday.
Anjum, a resident of Udala Jagir village in Bithri Chainpur Police Station, passed away on Thursday evening.
Hours earlier, she recorded her death certificate before a magistrate, alleging that her in-laws forced her to drink acid because her parents failed to meet their demand for Rs 2.50 lakh in cash and a car as a dowry.
Based on a complaint filed by her family, an FIR was registered against her husband and in-laws at Nawabganj Police Station under relevant sections of the IPC. The FIR is transferred to Bithri Chainpur.
Superintendent of Bareilly Police (Rural) Rajkumar Aggarwal said this is a serious matter and Nawabganj and Bithri Chainpur Police are investigating the matter.
Anjum was married six years ago to Iliyas from Udala Jagir village. Her sister said Anjum visited her parents’ house 15 days ago and told them that her in-laws were harassing her for a dowry and demanded Rs 2.50 lakh in cash and a car.
Anjum then returned to her in-laws’ house.
On February 21, her relatives learned that she had been admitted to a hospital. When the relatives came to visit her condition was critical so they transferred her to another hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
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