Married woman killed in Bengal over dowry

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Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A woman was allegedly strangulated to death at her in-laws’ house over a dowry demand in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, police said on Sunday.

“The woman, married to Habibur Sahaji, a resident of Ashok Nagar, was taken to Barasat Hospital on Saturday evening where doctors declared her dead,” said an officer from Ashok Nagar police station.

“The woman’s family members complained that she was killed by her husband and in-laws in a dispute over dowry,” he said.

Police said there were no external injury marks on the woman’s body apart from some strangulation marks on her throat.

Following the complaint, police have filed a case of murder against the husband and three of his family members.

“Habibur, the prime accused in the case has gone missing since incident. We are interrogating the other accused,” the officer added.

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