Majid Kapra

Budgam woman’s suicide: Family stages protest, alleges murder by her in-laws  

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Srinagar: Day after a woman in Budgam ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance at her matrimonial home, her family members Saturday staged a protest here, demanding action against her in-laws.

Shouting slogans “we want justice, bring culprits to book”, scores of family members of the 37-years-old woman from central Budgam, this afternoon assembled at Press Enclave here and staged a protest demonstration against her in-laws for allegedly forcing her to take extreme step.

The protesting family members claimed that their daughter was forced by her in-laws including her husband to commit suicide. They alleged that the deceased ended her life after facing ‘dowry harassment’.

It may be in place to mention that the woman, who was married in Chadoora area of Budgam, according to police died at Sub-District Hospital Chadoora after consuming some poisonous substance. A formal case stands registered at a concerned police station in this regard.

“She was married to one Ghulam Rasool Wani from Namthal village of Chadoora in Budgam some eleven years ago. Her husband along with his family was harassing her for not fulfilling their dowry demands,” they alleged.

“We want an impartial probe as we are sure that she took the extreme step because of the pressure she faced from her in-laws,” the protestors alleged.

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