Press Esc to close
Thursday 19 January 2017
News updated at 6:19 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.2°C
Min : 14.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Woman dies drinking acid

New Delhi, Sept 8, 2013, DHNS:
A 22-year-old woman was killed after she was forced to drink acid by her father-in-law in north Delhi’s Sadar Bazar, her family alleged. They also claimed police inaction, but police said her post-mortem report is awaited.

Vandna was hospitalised with burns on Tuesday and succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. Her maternal uncle Raju now claimed that her father-in-law had been harassing her for dowry. “We were told that she consumed acid due to depression, but we are sure that her father-in-law killed her,” Raju said.

Vandna earlier lived in Azadpur where she met Sunil and developed a friendship. They decided to tie the knot in September, 2010 without informing their family. Soon after marriage, they went to Sunil’s house in Sadar Bazar where the couple was accepted by his parents.

“However, Sunil’s family members looked for dowry due to which Vandna had been continuously tortured,” Raju said. It is claimed that Sunil’s family used to beat Vandna to fulfil their demands.

Raju said she had narrated similar ordeal when she visited her brothers to celebrate Raksha Bandhan on August 20. She told her brothers that her father-in-law was now demanding a motorcycle.

“Her father-in-law told her not to return home without the motorcycle,” Raju added. Vandna returned to Sadar Bazar, but was unable to bring the motorcycle. She had informed her brothers that her father-in-law was unhappy with her returning empty-handed.

On Tuesday, Lok Nayak Hospital authorities informed Vandna’s family that she was hospitalised after drinking acid. She also had several burn marks on her body. She succumbed to the injuries without her statement being recorded by police.

Vandna’s post-mortem has been conducted but the report is awaited. A police team of Sadar Bazar police station is looking into the matter. Since the woman died within seven years of her marriage, an Sub-Divisional Magistrate enquiry has also been initiated.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

Army personnel perform martial arts during a 'Know Your Force' mela at Morhabadi ground...

Army personnel perform martial arts during a 'Know Your Force' mela at Morhabadi ground...

Madame Tussauds' designers apply the final touches to the wax figure...

Madame Tussauds' designers apply the final touches to the wax figure...

Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523