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She died because she didn’t bring an AC

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2009 23:19 IST
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She died because she didn’t bring an AC

She was driven to death, allegedly because she did not bring in an air conditioner.

22-year-old Preeti Kaur was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her room at her husband's residence in Moti Nagar.

Police said she committed suicide because she was being harassed by her in-laws for not bringing in “enough” dowry.

According to police, Kaur and Sarabjeet Singh, a call centre employee in Mayapuri, got married three months back. The deceased had also been working in the same organisation. She resigned after she got married.

Incidentally, Sarabjeet Singh also left his job a few days ago.

The West Delhi Police have registered a case of dowry death and have arrested Preeti's mother-in-law, Rajender Kaur (47) and Sarabjeet Singh (24).

“We received a PCR call around 6.30 pm. We sent her to the DDU Hospital where she was declared brought dead. A SDM enquiry was ordered and it was on his recommendations that we lodged a relevant case," said Deputy Commissioner of Police
(West) Sharad Aggarwal.

The deceased's mother, Amarjeet Kaur, alleged her daughter often complained of dowry harassment.

"I would ask her to adjust herself in a new place. I said everything would be normal after a couple of months. I was so wrong."

Preeti’s brother, Lucky alleged that his family was first informed by her in-laws that Kaur was ill on Sunday evening. "We were informed about the death much later," he said.

The police said they are investigating why Sarabjeet had given up his job.

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