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Tuesday September 24, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Tamil Nesan reported that a 28-year-old woman ended her life in Amroli in Surat, North India on Wednesday, after she was tortured by her husband for delivering a baby girl.
The deceased’s father, Kanu Dobariya, claimed in his police complaint that after his daughter’s delivery, the husband started torturing her.
Shrupa Gondaliya was found hanging at her residence in Shukan Residency in Surat. She hanged herself from a fan using a shawl. Her husband, Ashwin, notified the police about the suicide.
Police investigation revealed that the couple, Ashwin and Shrupa, got married about eight years ago after two years of dating. Both got married against the will of their family members. Their married life continued well till the birth of a daughter in 2009.
Dobariya alleged that soon after the delivery, Ashwin started torturing Shrupa and pressured her to find dowry.
He said that Shrupa was beaten up several times by Ashwin under the influence of alcohol. He alleged that Shrupa resorted to suicide because of the continuous torture.
Ashwin has been arrested and sent to jail.
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