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Husband kills wife for not bearing a child and not bringing dowry

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A man from Janakpuri area of Ludhiana strangulated his wife (Ashu) to death for not bearing a child and for not getting a dowry of Rs 1 lakh. The duo was married for 6 years but their relations remained strained as the women could not bear a child.

Jagdambe, the husband, killed her and even cremated her body without calling her parents. He told Ashu’s parents that she had committed suicide and promised to bring the body to Uttar Pradesh but did not do so.

As per the family of Ashu, they had given a motorbike, furniture and jewellery as dowry yet he was demanding for more.  A case has been registered under sections 304-B and 201 of Indian Penal Code against the accused.

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