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Two dowry death cases in 24 hours

By Our Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. Two cases of dowry-related deaths have been reported from different parts of the Capital since Friday evening.

In the first case, a 22-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by her husband at Sarai Rohilla in North Delhi.

According to the police, Anita, wife of Anand, was admitted with 65 per cent burn injuries at JPN Hospital on Friday evening. In her statement to the sub-divisional magistrate, Anita alleged that Anand had set her afire after dousing her with kerosene oil. She also complained that Anand was harassing herself for more dowry.

The Sarai Rohilla police have registered a case and arrested Anand. Further investigations in the case are on.

In another case, a 22-year-old woman was found hanging in the house of her in-laws at Jahangirpuri in North-West Delhi on Friday. Later, the family members of the deceased, Chanchal, daughter of a senior scientist, complained that they were informed of the death after about 12 hours. Investigations revealed that Praveen, who was unemployed, had been given Rs. 1 lakh in dowry at the time of the marriage about a year ago. However, he was allegedly harassing Chanchal for more.

On the other hand, Praveen allegedly consumed some poisonous substance in an apparent bid to commit suicide. He has been admitted at Bhatia Nursing Home.

Jahangirpuri police have registered a case of dowry death and have arrested Praveen's parents, Jai Lal and Rama. Further investigations in the case are on.

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