Why dowry lacks Fortuner: Woman bashed to death by husband, in-laws
NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) A woman was allegedly beaten to death by her in-laws near Noida as a “punishment” for her failure to meet their dowry demands including a Toyota Fortuner and cash, as per police.

 Following the incident, the police arrested her husband and father-in-law on Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Karishma, who got married to Vikas in December 2022. The couple lived in Kheda Chauganpur village under the Ecotech 3 police station area, news agency PTI reported.

According to the police complaint made by her brother Deepak, Karishma’s in-laws started pressuring her to get additional dowry and a Toyota Fortuner.

A police official said, “On March 29, we received information that the accused had demanded additional dowry from the complainant’s sister and when the demand was not met, Karishma was tortured and beaten to death.”

Against the accused, a first information report (FIR) has been lodged with the Ecotech 3 police station under various sections including cruelty inflicted on married woman, dowry death, voluntarily causing hurt and under provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act.

The accused husband Vikas Bhati alias Bittu and his father Sompal Bhati were earlier arrested by the local police from a service road, the police said. Later, they were produced in a court which has remanded them in judicial custody, the police added.