Woman held for plotting mother-in-law’s murder
TNN | Nov 29, 2012, 01.39 AM IST
WARANGAL: The death of a woman turned out to be a case of murder with the alleged culprit being her daughter-in-law. Based on a complaint by the victim’s son, the police arrested her.
The woman, Vannala Swarna, 50, was allegedly murdered at her house at Waddepally in Hanamkonda on October 13 by her daughter-in-lawVannala Soujanya and her lover Srinivas for her money and gold ornments.
As per their plan, Soujanya called home her boy friend Srinivas and two others on the night of October 13, when her mother-in-law was in deep sleep and they strangulated her to death. Soujanya then called her parents, living right opposite her residence, the following morning and started weeping. She told her parents that her mother-in-law had died of heart attack.
The parents informed the relatives as well as Soujanya’s husband Vannala Satish, who is working in Australia. Shocked at the news, he rushed back on October 19. Soujanya, however, had the last rites of her mother-in-law performed on October 14 itself though her husband had not come back.
After reaching home, Satish enquired about his mother’s sudden demise and also believed her wife’s statement that she died of heart attack.
However, on November 2, Satish went to the ATM to check the balance in his mother’s account and took out a mini statement. He noticed that an amount of Rs 49,000 had been withdrawn on October 14 and another Rs 49,000 past midnight.
A shocked Satish started to observe his wife Soujanya’s movements as he got suspicious about her. He also took her to hospital, where the doctor said she was four months pregnant though Sateeshhas been staying in Australia for the last two years.
Following a complaint he lodged against her at the Subedari PS, police took her into custody on Tuesday evening and, during interrogation, she reportedly confessed to killing her mother-in-law with the help of two accomplices. Police also arrested her lover Srinivas and started searching for the two other culprits. Police, have, however, not yet confirmed the arrests.
– Its very easy to borrow a mobile phone and attend a call, make a call or on the sly send an SMS
– this is especially possible when you re in a large gathering like a marriage, engagement ceremony , betrothal etc etc
– NOW !! NOW !! the police seem to consider an innocuous SMS good enough to arrest a man and his entire family
– He is being charred as a dowry sheeter all over the media too !!!
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‘Dowry demanded through SMS’
TNN | Nov 29, 2012, 02.08 AM IST
The case is being investigated by the Habibganj police. Police said the charges levelled against the probationary IAS officer, Harjinder Singh, who is posted in Hoshangabad, and whose family is based in Chandigarh, are being corroborated. Meanwhile, a police officer was also sent to Hoshangabad on Wednesday to question the accused however, he returned clueless. A police team would again go to Hoshangabad on Thursday, the officers added.
Their daughter’s marriage was fixed in the month of April after which the dowry demand allegedly running in crore was made. It has come to notice that the family of the complainant had received an SMS demanding dowry, said town inspector, SK Damle.
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Husband and kin booked for dowry harassment
Sapna, a native of Vikaspuri, Delhi, lodged a complaint with the Sadar police station against her husband and his family members.
“We are investigating the case and the accused will be arrested soon,” said an investigating officer.
Dowry case filed against Lucknow-based doctor
TNN Nov 26, 2012, 03.11AM IST
BHOPAL: A 26-year-old woman doctor lodged a complaint against a Lucknow-based doctor for allegedly demanding dowry from her family and backed off from marrying her when the demand was not fulfilled.
Kamla Nagar police have registered a case of dowry in this regard on Saturday. The complainant, a resident of Kotra Sultanabad, reportedly told the police that her marriage was fixed with Aditya Gaur of Vikas Nagar in Lucknow. The marriage was scheduled to be solemnised on November 24.
However, as the date approached close, Gaur started demanding Rs 5 lakh cash and a four-wheeler as dowry. But when the young woman’s family told informed him that they were unable to meet the demand raised at the last minute, he broke the marriage, police said.
The police said family had already paid Rs 1.55 lakh to the accused in the past and later raised an additional demand of Rs 5 lakh cash and a car. However, when family asked him to at least return the Rs 1.55 lakh already given to him, the accused allegedly threatened the family with dire consequences and that he had spent the money, the police added.