In-laws kill woman accusing her of infertility, husband arrested

  • PTI, Muzzafarnagar
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2016 15:43 IST
A woman was allegedly murdered by her in-laws over her inability to bear a child in Muzaffarnagar district. (Representational Image: Shutterstock)

A 32-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated by her in-laws, who then hung her body from the ceiling to make it seem like a suicide in Sherpur village in Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Saturday.

Afzal, the husband of the victim Shabana, has been arrested and a case has been registered against five people who are absconding, SHO Chaman Singh Chawda said.

The woman’s brother Iqbal alleged that she was being harassed for her inability to bear a child and the accused were demanding more dowry.

The body has been sent for postmortem and investigation is on, Chawda said.

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