A 27-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Beed district, infamous for high incidence of female foeticide, was allegedly strangulated to death by her in-laws for giving birth to a girl for the third time, police said on Monday.
The incident took place last night around 11 pm in Malikpura area of Parli tehsil following a quarrel among them, they said.
The victim, Shaikh Taslima, mother of two girls and a boy delivered the baby last month after which she was allegedly tortured by her husband Shaikh Navab and family, according to a police complaint filed by her brother Shaikh Shaukat.
Also, Taslima, who was married for seven years, was being harassed for dowry for quite some time now, the complaint said.
Last night, an altercation among the family members took an ugly turn and the woman was strangulated to death.
Following this, a case has been registered against Shaikh Navab (husband), Shaikh Mukram (brother in law) and Anwar Bi Shaikh (mother in law) under section 302, 498 (A) and 34 of IPC, police said.
Navab and his mother have been arrested, police said adding investigations are on.