Husband, in-laws booked for dowry after death of pregnant woman in Patiala
The district police have booked the husband in-laws of a 29-year-old pregnant woman after postmortem reports cleared that she had died due to abdominal injuries after she was allegedly thrashed by her in-laws.
The victim, Gagandeep Kaur, was pregnant when she was admitted at a private hospital where she died while undergoing treatment. The incident took place on April 10, but the case was registered on Friday.
According to police, the accused have been identified as victim’s husband Harwinder Singh, mother-in-law Kiranpal and father-in-law Roshan Lal, all residents of Kaithal.
Inspector Sukhdev Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Kotawali police station, said that the victim had suffered three miscarriages within a few years.
“The doctor had declared her unfit for pregnancy after which her in-laws had started to abuse and thrash her. They had even harassed her for dowry,” the cop said.
“Despite doctor’s warnings, her husband kept trying to get her pregnant. In April, her in-laws had kicked her in the abdomen. Following which, she was hospitalised,” police said.
“She died on April 10 while undergoing treatment. Earlier, her maternal family suspected that she had died due to negligence on part of the doctors,” the SHO said.
“But the postmortem reports have revealed that she died due to abdominal injuries. We have registered a case against her husband and in-laws under Section 304-B (dowry death) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” police said.
The Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday asked the city police to submit a complete report by August 14 on the action taken on a rape complaint by three girls studying in a Delhi government school. The commission also asked police to confirm that the three minor girls were produced before the child welfare committee as required by law, and a copy of the order issued by the committee.
In the first Cabinet meeting after taking oath on Wednesday, chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, decided to convene the Bihar assembly session on August 24 to seek trust vote. The session was delayed as speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha refused to quit and promoted ruling alliance to move a no-confidence motion. Former speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary said it will be taken first on the day the House convenes.
Two young men were stabbed during a Muharram procession at the Mallasamudra village in Karnataka's Gadag on Tuesday, according to reports. The injured have been identified as Tousif Hosamani and Mushtaq Hosamani. One of the two young men is battling for his life. Both are being treated at the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. Police have registered a case against six men in the incident.
The Campus Front of India has objected to a 'Bharat Mata pooja' scheduled to be held today at a university in Mangaluru - one of the areas at the heart of the hijab ban in Karnataka - and wanted to know why the university had allowed a pooja with a poster holding up a saffron flag instead of the tricolour, news agency PTI reported.
A cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Thursday led to a house collapse in which a woman and A 55-year-old woman, Chavelu Devi's granddaughter died, while 10 shops were washed away and three vehicles were damaged in the district. The director of the State Disaster Management Authority, Sudesh Mokta said rains during the past 24 hours have disrupted life in the district. The heavy rain also damaged electricity infrastructure in the area. In Mandi district, national highway 21 was blocked after a landslide on Thursday morning.