Newly married hangs herself over dowry demands

Kolkata: A newly married woman committed suicide after allegedly facing torture from her in-laws over dowry in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said.

"Pratima Das (22), a resident of Nadia district's Taherpur, committed suicide by hanging herself on Monday night," a senior officer from Taherpur police station said.

Pratima was married to Jeet Das, a BSF trooper for three months. Her husband mostly stayed away from home due to professional commitments.

According to police, the family members of the deceased accused her in-laws of torturing her over the demand for dowry. However, no complaint was lodged against the husband.

"We have arrested Pratima's sister-in-law on the basis of the complaint. The father-in-law and mother-in-law of the deceased are absconding since the incident," the officer said.

"The autopsy report confirmed the death as suicide. However no suicide note was found in the room. The hunt is on to catch the in-laws," he added.