Thane: Harassed by in-laws for male child and dowry, woman ends life

  • | Thursday | 14th March, 2019

THANE: A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide following harassment by her husband and in-laws for dowry and giving birth to two daughters, police said on Thursday.Surekha Desale got married to Sharad Desale, a resident of Khinavali village in Sahapur taluka, in May 2016. She gave birth to a daughter in 2017 and another girl in January this year, a police official said.Since the marriage, her in-laws allegedly harassed her for dowry and later for giving birth to two daughters, while they desired a male child, he said.The woman had apparently informed her parents about the alleged harassment, the official said.Last Saturday, her in-laws called up her parents saying she was missing. Later that night, her body was found floating in a village well, he said.Based on a complaint by her brother, the police on Wednesday booked her husband, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law under IPC Sections 304-B, (dowry death) 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498-A (cruelty) and 506 (criminal intimidation), he said.No arrest was made so far, he said, adding that a probe was underway in the case.

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