The wife of a BJP youth wing leader was allegedly shot dead in Fatehpur area of Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district, police said on Sunday.
Snehlata, 28, the wife of Rahul Singh, a district-level office bearer of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was shot dead under mysterious circumstances late on Saturday night, the police said.
The woman's father, Ramkumar, has accused his son-in-law of killing her for not fulfilling the dowry demands. He alleged that Snehlata's in-laws were demanding a car after her marriage on January 27.
According to Mr Singh, he and Snehlata were going to Daulatpur when suspected robbers stopped them and looted them. Mr Singh alleged that he and his wife were beaten up, and when Snehlata resisted, she was fired at and died on the spot.
Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said a case had been registered against Mr Singh and five members of his family for dowry death.
Police said the statements given by Mr Singh were also being investigated.
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.