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  • Indian Barber Takes own Life in Dowry Case

    A 23-year-old Indian barber takes own life after pressures from a dowry case. In a written note, he blamed his in-laws for continual harassment.

    Indian Barber Takes own Life in Dowry Case

    "His in-laws had filed a dowry case against him earlier."

    An Indian barber takes own life after his in-laws filed him into a dowry case. The incident took place on Sunday 19th March 2017.

    Police identified him as Monu, a barber who lived in Ghaziabad. A note has also been found, where he blamed his wife, parent-in-laws and brother-in-law. He claimed not only that they filed a dowry case against him, but they continually harassed him.

    These claims supposedly led to the point where the Indian barber takes his own life.

    He lived in the Madhuban Bapudham housing society in Kavinagar. Police also say the tragic incident happened around 12:30 pm.

    Hemant Kumar Rai, from Kavinagar police, said:



    “Monu got married in July last year and was depressed as he had a strained relationship with his wife. The husband-wife duo often fought, and they had been living separately for months.”

    He also added: “His in-laws had filed a dowry case against him earlier.”

    This doesn’t hail as the first case where an Indian person takes own life over dowry cases. Only on 14th March 2017, a 27-year-old took his life after his wife died in unknown circumstances just two days before.

    Only on 14th March 2017, a 27-year-old NRI Indian took his life after his wife died in unknown circumstances just two days before.

    The 27-year-old, identified as Ajit Mishra, received accusations of harassment and torture from his wife’s family after her death on 11th March 2017.

    One of his wife’s uncles claimed:

    “Her husband, her parents-in-law, her husband’s elder brother and his wife, and her husband’s younger brother, all of them have killed Megha for dowry.”

    Ajit’s body was discovered by his father, but in this case, police recovered no note. Therefore, they sent his body for an autopsy. They also claim that Ajit and his wife had a strained relationship too.

    It appears that in both cases it seems that the matter of dowry has been the overall cause of such tragedies.

    Sarah is an English and Creative Writing graduate who loves video games, books and looking after her mischievous cat Tyrion. Her motto: "Nothing is impossible," by Audrey Hepburn.

    Image courtesy of littleblogoflettinggo.com


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