the in-laws treated Anju like a maid
A 30-year-old newly married woman tragically took her own life after being subjected to constant harassment by her in-laws. The incident happened in Jind, Haryana.
It was reported that the woman, who got married in December 2019, hanged herself after her in-laws taunted her and demanded more dowry.
Police were informed about the suicide on January 17 and took the deceased’s body to the hospital for a post-mortem. After the post-mortem was conducted, the body was handed to her relatives.
Based on her father’s complaint, a case of dowry murder has been registered against the husband, mother-in-law and aunt-in-law.
The newly married woman was identified as Anju.
Her father Hargovind told police that his daughter got married on December 8 to a man named Anshu.
However, a day after the marriage, Anju’s in-laws began taunting her for not bringing a lot of dowry.
It was alleged that Anshu, his mother and aunt had demanded a car and enough money to build a house as dowry. Hargovind also said that the in-laws treated Anju like a maid and constantly harassed her to complete domestic work.
On January 17, Hargovind got a phone call from his daughter who tearfully explained her ordeal and how it was making her feel before suddenly putting down the phone.
Later that night, Anshu called one of his relatives and told him to go to the house.
When the relative arrived, he found Anshu, his mother and aunt sitting in the living room in silence. He also discovered Anju’s dead body.
It was revealed that Anju tied a rope to the ceiling fan and hung herself. The in-laws had found her body and were in shock.
After coming to the realisation about what happened, they informed police about the matter and also told Hargovind.
Police arrived at the house and took the body down. They then had the body transported to the hospital for a post-mortem.
When questioned, Hargovind explained the ordeal that his daughter had been subjected to. He went on to say that she took her own life so that her suffering would stop.
Investigating officer ASI Dashrath said that based on Hargovind’s complaint, a case of dowry death has been registered against the deceased’s husband, mother-in-law and aunt-in-law.
Police also found a suicide note which is being used as evidence for the ongoing investigation.