Husband kills woman over Rs 1,500 she got on Rakhi

Her parents claim she used to be harassed over dowry

A 26-year-old woman was strangled allegedly by her husband for refusing to hand over Rs 1,500 that she had received from her brother on Raksha Bandhan. The accused has been arrested.

Her parents have alleged that she was being harassed for dowry ever since her marriage with Paramjeet Sindhuria, 29, last year.

They suspect she was killed for dowry and not for mere Rs 1,500.
Naveneet Kaur lived with her husband and their two month-old daughter Barkat in a flat at Geeta Colony’s Rani Garden.

Kaur had gone to visit her parents and brother at their home in Rajouri Garden on Sunday to celebrate Raksha Bandhan.

She returned home on Monday evening to face her husband who wanted to know what all she had received from her brother on the occasion.

“When the woman told her husband that she had received Rs 1,500 as gift, he wanted her to hand over the money to him. She refused and that led to a heated argument and subsequent scuffle between the couple,” said a police officer
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Neighbours had heard the couple being involved in a loud fight and were surprised when the woman suddenly fell silent.

A suspicious neighbour informed police on which a team was sent to the spot.
Kaur was found lying on the floor in the flat and there were strangulation marks on her neck.

She was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead.

Sindhuria was found absconding and a manhunt was launched to nab him.
He was later arrested in Rani Garden and police said he confessed to the crime and told them what led to it.

But Kaur’s father Manmohan Singh Thakural approached police and complained that his daughter, on her last visit to them, had told him of being mentally and physically abused by her husband for dowry.

The couple often fought over monetary issues, police were told.

Sindhuria earlier ran a small travel agency but was jobless of late after being forced to shut down his business following little profit.

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