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Murder Over Dowry Allegations: Cop’s Son Arrested In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Police on Monday arrested the son of a cop from Tamando Police Station in the Capital city for allegedly killing his wife for dowry.

The accused has been identified as Jaminikanta Gochhayat. He has been arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by the parents of the deceased.

In the complaint, they had accused Jamini and his father Bijay Kumar Gochhayat of killing their daughter for dowry in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. She was found hanging at their residence.

As per the FIR, since the day of marriage, the Gochhayat family had been allegedly harassing and torturing the deceased for dowry.

Mother of the deceased woman alleged that on the day of the fateful night, Jamini informed them that he had taken his wife (their daughter) to the Capital hospital for some treatment; however, they found their daughter dead after reaching the hospital.

“We saw deep rope mark around her neck and her body had turned blue. They have killed our daughter for dowry. Our daughter had earlier complained us about their torture. Somehow, we were able to send her to the in-law’s house by giving some solace but that turned out to be a great mistake by us,” she lamented.

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