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Woman smothered to death by in-laws in Bemina; 5 arrested

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Srinagar: A woman was allegedly smothered to death by her in-laws in the Bemina area following which five members of the family were arrested, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The in-laws took the woman Tasleema Banu (38) to a hospital on June 26, but doctors there declared her dead on arrival, he said.

According to the post-mortem report, asphyxiation was the cause of the woman’s death.

A case of murder was registered and five people including the woman’s husband Shahnawaz Dar, her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law were arrested, the police spokesperson said.

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