Dowry Deaths

  • Delhi: Husband, in-laws acquitted in 14-year-old dowry death case 23 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A man, along with his four family members, has been acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry which led to her death. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala absolved east Delhi residents Dinesh Kumar Gautam, an Air force employee, his mother...
  • Woman beaten to death by husband, in-laws after she failed to fulfil dowry demands July 2, 2014

    A 26-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws after she failed to fulfil their dowry demands, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday at Khatauli town in the district, they said. Ayesha got married to Irshad in Khatoli on May 30, 2010. Later, a...
  • Gurgaon: Woman kills herself after husband's taunt on skin colour June 6, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 29-year-old woman committed suicide on Thursday after her husband taunted her on her skin colour, police said, adding he has been arrested on dowry death charges. Pooja, hailed from Uttarakhand's Nainital, committed suicide early hours on Thursday in her house in Jyoti Park. She lived with her husband Virendra...
  • Woman dies under mysterious circumstances, family claims dowry death May 23, 2014

    A 22-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances but her bother alleged that she was killed by her in-laws over dowry in Lakshapur village in Bhadohi, police said on Friday. Neelam, who tied nuptial knots with Jitendra Pandey a year ago, died yesterday. Later, her brother lodged a complaint with police alleging...
  • Woman beaten to death allegedly by husband, brother-in-law over dowry April 26, 2014

    A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her husband and brother-in-law after she failed to fulfill their dowry demand of Rs 2 lakh. The victim Fatma was married to Azmat Ali 12 years back and the couple had two children. She was beaten to death on Friday at her marital...
  • Every hour an Indian woman dies over dowry: Report September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country, which has seen a steady rise in such cases between 2007 and 2011, according to official data. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,233 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from various...
  • Mumbai: Woman commits suicide as husband watches on a webcam May 23, 2013

    Mumbai: A 27-year-old woman allegedly hanged herself while her husband watched with horror through a laptop webcam in Mumbai. The woman was chatting with her husband and had an argument after the parents of the man allegedly forced him to call off their wedding. The man, the police say, frantically...
  • Delhi: Woman consumes poison outside a metro station April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A 25-year-old woman committed suicide by consuming poison outside a Metro station in the national capital, police said on Sunday. Her husband and in-laws have been arrested for alleged dowry harassment. "Shilpa was found lying unconscious outside Dwarka Sector 12 Metro Station in the morning. She was spotted by...
  • Delhi: 5 cases of domestic abuse in 24 hours September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Highlighting the rise in crime against women in the national capital, five cases of dowry related violence were reported in a span pf 24 hours on Sunday. Three women were found dead in the capital over the past 24 hours in three separate cases of suspected dowry harassment...
  • Delhi: 4 cases of domestic abuse in 24 hours September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Three women were found dead in the capital over the past 24 hours in three separate cases of suspected dowry harassment. In a fourth incident, a woman in Najafgarh suffered 90 per cent burns after her husband allegedly set her on fire, again for dowry. The victim is...
  • UP: Pregnant woman, infant burnt for dowry September 13, 2012

    Balrampur: A pregnant woman and her two-and-a-half year old son were allegedly burnt alive on Wednesday by her husband after his dowry demand was not met, police said. Maltidevi and her son were burnt alive on Wednesday morning by her husband Maniram and his family members in Balpur village in Balrampur,...
  • Nothing less than life term for dowry deaths: SC June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A sentence lesser than life term cannot be awarded to convicts for heinous offences like dowry death where the victim is killed in a brutal manner, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices Swatanter Kumar and Ranjan Gogoi rejected the plea of a victim's husband and brother-in-law...
  • Man, mother get life term in dowry death case May 3, 2012

    Rewari: A court on Thursday sentenced a man and his mother to life imprisonment for allegedly killling his wife for dowry two years ago. Ajay Tewatia, Additional Sessions Judge sentenced the victim Sanju's husband Sushil Kumar and her mother-in-law Santosh Devi to life imprisonment. Manoj Kumar, Sushil's elder brother and a co-accused...
  • Mumbai: 1 phone call may have saved her dowry death April 19, 2012

    Mumbai: One phone call could have saved 29-year-old Madhu Yadav’s life. That call was never made. On Monday night, the marketing professional with a leading media house was murdered by her in-laws. Hours before, Madhu had tried calling her sister Mamta (30), who is an associate professor with a city-based...
  • Odisha: Mother, child poisoned to death for dowry April 18, 2012

    Berhampur (Odisha): A 22-year-old woman and her one-and-a-half-year old daughter were poisoned to death at Govindapur in Ganjam district allegedly by her in-laws who were demanding dowry, police said on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Sanjeeta Pradhan and her daughter Puja. Her husband Niranjan was away at Surat at the...
  • Bihar teacher beaten to death for dowry March 21, 2012

    Patna: A school teacher in Bihar was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and parents-in-law who attacked her with sticks for not bringing in enough dowry, police said on Wednesday. Nuzhat Parween, 25, who taught at Nisha middle school in Katihar district, about 170 km from Patna, was killed on...
  • Twist in Gurgaon suicide case, husband arrested July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Twenty eight-year-old Ruchi Bhuttan in Gurgaon who was found hanging in her house on Tuesday. The police have now recovered her personal diary. It seems from the contents of the diary, that she was pushed to commit suicide. Two days after she was found hanging from her house in...
  • Gurgaon: Woman found dead, harassed for dowry? July 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Twenty eight-year-old Ruchi Bhuttan was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her flat in the posh DLF Phase 2 area of Gurgaon. But while it may seem like suicide, her family alleges that Ruchi was being harassed for dowry by her husband. Ruchi's sister said, "She called at...
  • Hyderabad: woman killed over dowry demands June 28, 2011

    Hyderabad: Mayuri Yadav, 25, niece of Secunderabad Congress MP Anjan Kumar Yadav was found burnt to death in her house in Hyderabad, allegedly for dowry. Her charred body was found by neighbours and relatives, who then alerted the police. While Mayuri's father is accusing her in-laws of harassing her- ...
  • Niece of Secunderabad Congress MP found dead June 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The niece of Secunderabad Congress MP Anjan Kumar Yadav was found dead in her Hyderabad home on Sunday evening. The family says she was being harassed for dowry. The family members of the Congress MP allege that Mayuri was burnt to death following dowry harassment. A case has been...
  • Girl dies after man cancels marriage for dowry February 9, 2011

    Rewari: A young girl on Monday died of low blood pressure apparently caused due to depression after the boy with whom her marriage was fixed refused to tie the knot as her parents expressed their inability to meet his dowry demands, police said. The family of Kanchan,...
  • Woman on cruise ship jumps to death; in-laws booked January 3, 2010

    Gurgaon: The police in Gurgaon on Sunday lodged an FIR against a doctor and his family for the death of their daughter-in-law, who jumped to her death from a cruise ship in the Bahamas after allegedly being beaten by her husband for dowry. Gurgaon civil surgeon S S Dalal, his wife...
  • Sr executive burnt to death, parents blame in-laws July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: A 28-year-old senior executive with a multinational car company in Delhi allegedly made a frantic call to the police that she feared for her life from her husband and in-laws. The police arrived a few hours later to find her having been burnt alive, allegedly by her in-laws who...
  • 4-yr-old tells cops MNC executive dad killed mother June 2, 2009

    Gurgaon: The death of 25-year-old Tapasya Choudhary has taken a new turn with her four-year-old son saying his father killed his mother. The child, Bite1 says, "Mummy ko mar kar faansi pe chadha diya papa ne. (My father killed my mother and then hung her on a noose)" While Bitel may...
  • Those who burn brides need to be hanged: SC June 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Voicing its disgust over the social evil of dowry death, the Supreme Court on Monday observed that perpetrators of bride burning "need to be hanged." The observation was made by the vacation bench of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Deepak Verma while hearing a bail plea filed by the...
  • Hang those guilty in dowry death cases: SC June 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday strongly condemned dowry deaths and bride burning, calling for death sentence for those found guilty. It said that unless punishment was made tougher, those crimes would not stop. The tough stand of the supreme court came while hearing a case. Meanwhile, police are investigating a...
  • Dowry practice claims another life in Delhi November 26, 2008

    A newly-married woman was found dead in Delhi's sabzi Mandi area on Tuesday night. Her family alleges that her in-laws killed her for dowry. Kiran's body was recovered from her in-laws' residence. She had married Vikas 15 days ago. The police have lodged a case of dowry death against her...
  • Four-year-old girl freed after 50 days in jail November 21, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: A four-year-old girl who languished for about 50 days in an Orissa jail was freed on Friday, jail officials said. Her father and grandparents had been charged with her mother's death and kept in jail, so she had nowhere else to go. Kandhai Sahoo was lodged in the sub jail...
  • Zindagi Live: Dowry deaths, a curse that lives on November 3, 2008

    What happens when the starry, nuptial dreams of a bride turn into the nightmares of dowry harassment? Zindagi Live explores several such cases. ...
  • Cops say air hostess killed self, family cries murder June 10, 2008

    New Delhi: A Delhi-based air hostess was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a five-star hotel in Mumbai on Saturday. While the police say 25-year-old Suchita Anand committed suicide, her family says dowry harassment led to her death. The Mumbai Police have gone ahead and registered a case of...