This Article is From Jan 20, 2013

Woman strangled to death by husband, brother-in-law over dowry

Woman strangled to death by husband, brother-in-law over dowry
Hoshiarpur: A woman was strangled to death allegedly by her husband and brother-in-law over dowry in a village in Hoshiarpur, police said today.

Paramjit Kaur was allegedly killed by her husband Balbir Singh and his brother Ramjit for dowry in Jangniwal village last night, they said.

On the complaint made by her father Sarabjit Singh, a resident of Banjerbagh area, a case of murder was registered against the two brothers, police said.

According to Sarabjit, his daughter, who was married to Balbir about eight years ago, telephoned him last night and told him about the frequent physical torture by her husband and Ramjit for dowry.

Sarabjit claimed that he along with few other residents of the area rushed to Balbir's residence, where they spotted the two brothers strangulating Paramjit.

She died on the spot, while Balbir and his brother managed to escape, he added.

A case has been registered against the two accused, police said adding, efforts are being made to arrest them as soon as possible.