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Alleging inaction against in-laws, kin of murdered lecturer block traffic in Ludhiana

The kin, who blocked traffic by laying the body on the road, lifted the protest only after police reached the spot and pacified them.

punjab Updated: Oct 04, 2017 15:30 IST
HT Correspondent
Relatives of 26-year-old college lecturer Ritu, who died on Monday at DMCH, protesting outside the house of her in-laws on Bindraban Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Relatives of 26-year-old college lecturer Ritu, who died on Monday at DMCH, protesting outside the house of her in-laws on Bindraban Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurminder Singh/HT)

Kin of the 26-year-old college lecturer Ritu, who was allegedly murdered on Monday by her husband and in-laws for not fulfilling their dowry demand, staged a protest outside the house of her in-laws on Bindraban road for over three hours on Tuesday, demanding the arrest of the accused.

The kin, who blocked traffic by laying the body on the road, lifted the protest only after police reached the spot and pacified them.

Though eight persons have been booked in the case, only two persons—the victim’s husband Gaurav Adya and father-in-law Parveen Adya—have been arrested so far. The two were produced in the court on Tuesday and sent to two-day police custody.

The kin of the deceased claimed that the police are deliberately not arresting the rest of the accused.Vipan Dhir, the victim’s father, stated that the police are making no efforts to arrest rest of the accused.

Though eight persons have been booked in the case, only two persons—the victim’s husband Gaurav Adya and father-in-law Parveen Adya—have been arrested so far.

Dhir stated that Ritu, who was a lecturer at Master Tara Singh Memorial College, was married to Gaurav Adya two months ago. He alleged that his daughter was constantly harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws. “I had already given various gifts and other dowry items to the family at the time of the marriage, but the family was never satisfied,” said Dhir. He further alleged that on Sunday, Gaurav with the help of his parents fed some poisonous substance to Ritu. “When her condition deteriorated, they rushed her to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), but she died during treatment,” the distraught father added.

Inspector Vijay Kumar, SHO at Division Number 4 police station, said that the police have booked Gaurav Adya, his father Parveen Adya, mother Kamlesh, brother Daksh Adya, their relatives Navjivan Bhalla, Bhalla’s son and other relatives Abhinav Sharma and Anil Kumar under Section 304 B (dowry death), 120 (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and two of them have already been arrested. “Hunt is on for the rest of the accused. I have no idea why the kin of the deceased are protesting as we are putting in our best efforts to nab the rest of them,” the SHO added.