Jagatsinghpur, August 30 (LocalWire): A recently-married woman was killed by her in-laws at Banito village under Tirtol police limit and her body was thrown into a pond to make it look like suicide, police said today.
Chinmay Das from Rasulpur village was married to Rajkishore Behera of Banito village in February.
Her in laws demanded dowry of Rs one lakh and gold ornaments including a golden ‘rakhi’ but her family could not meet their demands as they had already spent Rs 15 lakh for the wedding. They promised to pay in a few days.
Her husband’s family started torturing her physically and mentally since her parents failed to pay them even after six months of the marriage being solemnised.
Das told her family that she felt threatened.
Her family rushed to the village after being told of her ‘suicide’ and rushed her to Jagatsinghpur hospital where doctor declared her brought dead.
An FIR was lodged at Tirtol police station and police registered a case.
Police seized the body and detained five accused including the victim’s husband, mother-in-law Uma Behera, father-in-law Ram Chandra Behera and two brothers-in-law for interrogation and investigation.