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Dowry claims life of young girl in Punjab

india Updated: Mar 11, 2008 08:44 IST

A newly married girl, who was allegedly being harassed and thrashed by her husband, committed suicide by taking some poisonous substance.

Police have registered a case against the woman's husband Ginder Singh.

According to FIR lodged with the police by Jarnail Singh, a resident of Dala village of Moga sub division, his grand daughter Simranjit Kaur was married to Ginder Singh of Raunta about two year ago.

Though her parents spent good amount on her marriage even then her husband was allegedly demanding more dowry and used to harass her and thrash her.

On Sunday morning her parents received a telephone message from the family of her in-laws in Raunta village under Nihalsingh wala police station that Simranjit suffered severe attack and she had died.

When they arrived at Raunta village they found that her death was due to some poisonous substance.

They immediately informed the police, who registered a case against Ginder Singh, but no arrest was made so far and investigations were in progress.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a harassed villager Sukhbinder Singh of Sherpur village took the extreme step of committing suicide by taking some poisonous substance on Sunday.

According to police the deceased was harassed by his wife.

He came to Dhudike, the house of his wife's parents where he committed suicide. Police have registered a case against his wife Balwinder Kaur and her brother Avtar Singh following a complaint made by the father of the deceased Joginder Singh.