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Kerala: 21-yr-old law student hangs self after being harassed for dowry; husband, in-laws arrested

“The case will be investigated by DSP-rank officer because the case has been registered under Section 304 (B) of the IPC,” police said.

Aluva: A day after 21-year-old law student committed suicide in Kochi, her husband and three other people were arrested by the police on Wednesday from Kerala’s Aluva.

 

The deceased, Moufiya Parveen, committed suicide after alleging her husband Muhammed Suhail and his family members harassed her for dowry. The police have arrested her husband Muhammad Suhail, her father-in-law Yusuf and her mother-in-law Rukhiya.

K Karthick, Rural SP, said, “The case will be investigated by DSP-rank officer because the case has been registered under Section 304 (B) of the IPC.”

A person is booked under IPC Section 304 (B) when the death of a woman is caused by any burns or bodily injury or occurs otherwise than under normal circumstances within seven years of her marriage and it is shown that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or har­assment by her husband or any relative of her husband for, or in connection with, any demand for dowry, such death shall be called “dowry death”, and such husband or relative shall be deemed to have caused her death.

 A suicide note was recovered from her room in which she alleged that Circle Inspector Sudheer neglected her complaint against her husband and in-laws and also behaved badly. 

She was pursuing law from a private college in Thodupuzha at Idukki district.

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K Karthick, Aluva Rural Superintendent of Police, on Tuesday said that the post-mortem has been completed and action will be taken as per the investigation report.

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“We received the complaint on November 11. What is said in the suicide note is unfortunate. The Deputy SP has been asked to look into this. I will respond to the allegations after receiving the investigation report,” Karthick had said.

first published:Nov. 24, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

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