May 052012

New Delhi: Farzana, a 27-year-old mother, with a three-month-old baby, was pushed from her in-laws’ house at Lahori Gate, situated in Delhi’s walled city area, around 9:30 pm on Friday.

“Farzana’s in-laws had been pressurising her for some time to demand money from her father so that they could buy a flat,” said the officer on the basis of Tahira’s complaint.

The woman in the capital was pushed to her death by her husband and in-laws from the roof of the building in which they live. The trio have been arrested, police said on Saturday.

“The victim’s husband Javed (28) and her in-laws – Khursid (55) and Hamida (50) – were arrested Saturday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim’s sister, Tahira,” a police officer said.

Farzana’s in-laws claim that her death was a suicidal act while her family members allege that she was pushed to her death by her in-laws, who had been torturing her for dowry for some time.

According to recent data issued by the Delhi Police, a dowry death is reported from the capital every third day.

An SDM enquiry has been initiated into the matter, a senior police officer said.

“Farzana married Javed one-and-a-half years ago. After a few months of her marriage, her in-laws began to demand dowry,” said the official.


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