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Jharkhand woman, 3 sons jump to death over dowry harassment: Police

A police team rushed to the village when informed that Jubaida along with her three minor sons were missing at around 11 pm last night, police said.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2018 17:59 IST
Jharkhand,Dowry harassment,Jharkhand crime
ubaida Khatoon (35) and her three sons allegedly jumped into a well on Saturday night in Nimadih village of Jharkhand. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Unable to bear the atrocities meted out by in-laws, a woman along with her three minor sons allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in Giridih district, police said on Saturday.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Prabhat Ranjan Barwar said police is investigating the case from all angles to ascertain if it was a case of suicide or murder.

Jubaida Khatoon (35) and her three sons -- Mozmil (11), Mozsir (8) and Danish (5) -- allegedly jumped into a well on Saturday night in Nimadih village under Rajdhanwar police station.

A police team rushed to the village when informed that Jubaida along with her three minor sons were missing at around 11 pm last night, Barwar said.

Villagers told the police that they had retrieved the bodies and kept them near the well, he said.

Jubaidas husband Manowar Ansari and other family members have been missing following the incident, he said.

The SDPO said Jubaida, who got married to Ansari 15 years ago, was allegedly subjected to torture for dowry.

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 17:59 IST