Madhya Pradesh: Man held for killing wife

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Dhar, MP, May 19: A man was arrested on the charge of killing his wife for dowry in this district's Sandla village, police said today. The paternal family of the deceased lodged a complaint against victim's husband Pratap Singh, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law yesterday.

Local-resident Sadhna, who was married to Ujjain's Palikhedi village-resident Pratap two years ago, was being mentally and physically tortured for dowry just after the wedding. Sadhna was found dead in suspicious circumstances on May 9 and her last rites were performed without informing police. Her parents were informed that she had died of snake bite.

Despite repeated requests from Sadhna's parents, her in-laws did not allow them to saw her body. Pratp was arresed yesterday, police added.


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