Berhampur: A newly-wed woman was rescued from a cowshed in a critical condition with her hands and legs tied at Makarapalli village under Buguda police limits on Monday.
The woman identified as Jhilli Pradhan was reported as missing by her in-laws since 24 hours. However, after the woman was rescued from her neighbour's cowshed, her parents alleged dowry harassment. They alleged that Jhilli was tortured by her in-laws for dowry who then threw her into the cowshed after tying her hands and legs.
On December 27, Adham Pradhan, the father-in-law of Jhilli had registered a missing complaint in Buguda Police Station.
Speaking to OTV, Jhilli's mother Dukhi Pradhan alleged, "My daughter's father-in-law informed us that she has gone somewhere and could not be contacted. But in reality, they had beaten her mercilessly and tied her hands and legs before throwing her in the cowshed."
The locals of Makarapalli found her and tried to resuscitate her, failing which they admitted her to a hospital.
Sources said that Jhilli was initially admitted to Buguda Community Health Centre. However, she was later shifted to MKCG medical college in Berhampur after her health condition deteriorated.
An FIR has been registered with Buguda police in this connection and as per the latest reports, the woman's father-in-law, mother-in-law and another relative have been detained by the police for questioning.
(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)