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Odishatv Bureau

Baripada: A woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband for dowry in Mahuldiha village under Kaptipada police limits of Mayurbhanj district late last night. The deceased has been identified as Gumuri Mukherjee.

Soon after the incident, Gumuri's family members lodged a complaint against her husband Biswajit Mukherjee at the police station and alleged that Biswajit has murdered his wife for not fulfilling his dowry demand.

As per the complaint, the couple had a quarrel over some issue yesterday evening. Later in the night when Gumuri was asleep, Biswajit attacked her with an iron rod following which she sustained critical injuries on her head. Gumuri was then rushed to Kaptipada Hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead.

Gumuri had married Biswajit in 2016 and since then she was tortured frequently over dowry-related issues, the family further alleged.

Getting information, police rushed to the spot and have detained Biswajit for interrogation on the basis of the complaint filed against him.

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