Woman killed by husband, in-laws for dowry in Ganjam

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Berhampur: A married woman was allegedly killed by husband and her in-laws for failing to meet their dowry demand in Ganjam district last night.

The incident took place at Podamari village under Patapur police jurisdiction in the district. The deceased was identified as Prabhasini Sahu.

According to sources, Prabhasini married Debasish Sahu of Podamari on April 4, 2018.

Yesterday, the woman’s family members were informed that she was unwell and undergoing treatment at MKCG Medical College and Hospital. On reaching the hospital, her family members found her dead.

Radhakrushna Sahu, the father of deceased, complained that his daughter was killed by her in-laws as he failed to meet their dowry demand. He said her daughter was smothered to death as no injury mark was found on her body.

Acting on the complaint, the police registered a case and launched a probe.

“The body has been kept at the MKCG hospital after post-mortem. The autopsy report will establish the actual cause of the death,” the police said.

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