The body of a 30-year-old woman, a lecturer with an engineering college, was found hanging from the ceiling of her Sector 10-A apartment on Friday evening. The parents of the deceased have alleged that her husband’s family forced her to take the extreme step for dowry.
The police registered a case of dowry death against the husband and the parents-in-law of the deceased Swati Tyagi. No arrests were made till Saturday evening.
Swati was married to Dhirender Tyagi who is a lecturer with Daronacharhra Engineering College, Gurgaon, in 2002. Swati’s relatives accused that Dhirender and his family started demanding dowry after she gave birth to two girls.
Ram Singh, Swati’s father, said he had paid Rs 1.5 lakh to Dhirender after the birth of their first daughter.