Newly-wed woman found dead in Jagatsinghpur, kin cry foul

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Jagatsinghpur: A newly-wed woman was found dead near her in-laws’ house at Banita village under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district today.

The identity of the deceased yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, some locals spotted the body of the woman in a pond near her in-law’s house today morning and informed police. Tirtol police rushed to the spot and launched a probe into the matter. The body was seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.

Locals said the woman had married some days ago and was tortured repeatedly by the in-laws for dowry. The family members of the woman alleged that she was murdered by her in-laws as they failed to meet their dowry demand.

Acting on the complaint, police registered a case and detained the deceased’s in-laws for interrogation. Further investigation into the matter is underway, sources added.

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