Hindustan Times (Jammu)


- S Raju s.raju@htlive.com :

A 25-year-old married woman hanged herself to death after a family feud in village Daityana of Chapar police station on Sunday, while her husband and other family members shot her act on a mobile phone. Later, they shared the video as proof of their innocence, police said.

After the video of the incident went viral on social media, the police swung into action and arrested the woman’s father-inlaw Devendra and mother-inlaw Savitri, and raids are being conducted to arrest her husband Ashish and her brother-in-law Sachin who are still at large.

SSP of Muzaffarna­gar Abhishek Yadav said that a case under sections 498A, 304B, 506 of the IPC and sections 3 and 4 of the dowry prohibitio­n act has been registered against the accused on the complaint of the woman’s father Anil Kumar.

He said that the initial investigat­ion indicates that the video was shot from a window of the room, where the woman committed suicide, and family members and other villagers were present outside.

“They tried to break the door and simultaneo­usly shot the video too perhaps to create evidence that they were not involved in the incident,” said Yadav and added that the case has been registered on the complaint of the woman’s father.

The deceased, a resident of village Palri of Shahpur area in district Muzaffarna­gar married Ashish of village Datiyan of Chapaar area a one-and-a-halfyear ago. The couple has a daughter, but their relationsh­ip turned sour with time.

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