Pregnant woman ‘poisoned’ to death
PREGNANT WOMAN ‘POISONED’ TO DEATH
Ludhiana July 2:
Gurvinder Kaur, seven months pregnant, was allegedly killed for dowry here. She was found dead by her father Harchand Singh this morning, after he was informed by her in-laws that she was vomiting and her condition was critical.
Harchand Singh of Thikriwala village, Fatehgarh Sahib, reached Beantpura only to find his daughter dead. He complained to the police that her in-laws were seeking more dowry from him and said she was poisoned by them. Gurvinder (23) was married to Parminder Singh of Beantpura eight months ago. She was constantly harassed for more dowry, he alleged.
The police has booked Parminder Singh, his mother Nacchattar Kaur and two sisters under Sections 304-B and 34, IPC. Parminder Singh and Nacchattar Kaur have been arrested. The assistant SHO of Division No. 7, Davinder Pal Singh, said the role of the victim’s father-in-law was also being investigated. He had not been booked yet.
The body has been sent for postmortem at the civil hospital. She was suspected to have been poisoned but the cause of her death has not been ascertained. Her viscera has been sent for further examination. The SHO said the victim’s husband owned a medical store. She was being pressured to get a motorcycle and a washing machine.
Harchand Singh told the police that she was very unhappy at her in-laws’ house and would often talk about it whenever she visited her parents. They, however, told her to adjust, saying that things would be normal soon.