In yet another heart-breaking incident, a woman lost her life and a family lost their daughter because of in-laws’ and husband’s greed for dowry.
As per the sources, the body of a recently married pregnant woman was found in pieces under Hilsa police station area of Nalanda district in Bihar. The heartbroken father has accused his daughter’s husband and in-laws of killing his daughter over dowry.
As per the authorities, a complaint has been filed against his daughter’s husband Sanjit Kumar and other five people for the brutal murder. However, authorities are yet to arrest any of the accused.
Heart-Wrenching Dowry Harassment
The victim, Kajal was married to Sanjit on June 27 last year. At the time of marriage, Sanjit was a group D employee in the Indian Railways. But, things took an ugly turn when Sanjit was promoted to the post of TTE. After the promotion, Sanjit’s parents started demanding additional Rs 4 lakh in dowry.
While sharing the details, the victim’s father mentioned that they had already given Rs 80,000 to Sanjit’s family in February this year. But, still the in-laws’ greed for dowry killed their pregnant daughter.
So What Happened?
The family was informed about their daughter’s sudden absence from her in-laws’ house. But when Kajal’s phone number was unreachable, the father’s suspicion of a tragedy intensified. To find their daughter, Kajal’s family approached the police and jointly searched for her.
During the investigation, a dead body with severed parts was found buried in a field in Nonia Bigha. Police also traced signs of the body being burnt at the crime spot. The body was confirmed to be of Kajal.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Hilsa police station, Shyam Kishor Singh, informed that Sanjit and four of his family members have been booked for murder, dowry and other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC). He said police are raiding several locations to nab the accused.
The Bottom Line
While the authorities are working hard to capture the accused, it is disgusting how a family had to lose their daughter because of her in-laws’ and husband’s greed.
In the recent times, there have been so many cases of young brides being harassed and killed in the name of dowry. It is disgusting that even in 21st century, women are still struggling with dowry harassment.
Rather than spending money on your daughter’s marriage, spend it on making her financial independent. Rather than giving your daughters to beggars, it is better you don’t get them married. Because unmarried daughter is better than married but dead daughter!
At IFORHER, we pray for strength and courage for Kajal’s family and hope the authorities will provide justice to this family soon. R.I.P Kajal! We never deserved you!