Woman’s body found hanging, family alleges murder over dowry

Bhubaneswar: The body of a married woman was found hanging from the ceiling of her room at Ashutosh Nagar near Kesura in the capital city on Tuesday.

Family members of the woman have alleged that she was being tortured and was later killed by her husband and in-laws over dowry.

“After getting a phone call from our daughter’s in-laws, we reached their place. We suspect that she has been killed as a few days back she told us that her in-laws tortured her for dowry,” said father of the deceased.

However, husband of the victim has refuted the allegation and said that she committed suicide over family feud.

“After returning home when I opened the door of our house I found her hanging. A few days back she had left the house over a feud,” said husband of the deceased.

Based on the complaint lodged by the family members of the victim, police have initiated a probe into the matter.