Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh: A young woman in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead allegedly by her husband ten days after her wedding. The woman's family alleges that the man killed her after she couldn't give a dowry of Rs 15 lakhs that the husband had been demanding.
Police said, on Friday, the husband, a trader in western UP's Bulandshahr town, shot his wife dead while driving back from a temple late at night. Soon after, he dialled 100 and informed the police that he and his wife were robbed and that his wife had been shot dead by unidentified people.
Ravikant Giri confessed that it was he who had killed his wife only after police questioned him. He has been arrested.
The family of the newly-wed woman Pinki, who is from Delhi, said they had spent Rs 20 lakhs on her wedding. They allege that her husband started demanding for Rs 15 lakhs as dowry two days after the wedding celebrations.
"He told the inspectors that he was returning with his wife in their i10 car after visiting a temple. He said two men on motorbikes tried to rob them. He said when his wife resisted, they shot at her," police officer in Bulandshahr, Praveen Ranjan Singh
Pinki's body has been has been sent for post mortem.