Woman dies under treatment at Khurda DHH; family cries foul

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Khurdha: Tension prevailed in Kotalanga village under Begunia tehsil in Khurdha district on Sunday after a woman died under suspicious circumstances and the deceased’s family members alleged she was murdered by her in-laws for dowry.

The deceased was identified as Binati Behera of Thanapalli village under Begunia police limits. Binati had tied the nuptial knot with Kalangdi Behera of Kotalanga village a year ago.

As per the FIR filed Binati was being tortured by her in-laws since her marriage to bring more dowry from home.However, Binati’s in-laws have rubbished the allegation and have claimed that Binati was sick for past few days.

The accused in-laws said that she was admitted to Khurdha district headquarters hospital (DHH) last night. She died while under treatment this morning.

On the basis of the complaint Begunia police has detained the deceased woman’s husband and father-in-law for questioning. In the meanwhile, police is waiting for the Autopsy report of the deceased to decide the next course of action.

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