Jajpur: A woman was allegedly killed by her in-laws over dowry demand at Sankarikula village under Bari police limits in Jajpur district on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Tulasi. She had married to Rama, son of Bhikari Mallick, in April 2018.
According to sources, an argument ensued between Tulasi and her in-law’s over dowry demand yesterday afternoon. The argument took an ugly turn after her in-laws thrashed her mercilessly. They also threw rice gruel on her. Following which, Tulasi suffered critical injuries.
She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
Sources said Tulasi was tortured mentally and physically by her in-laws for dowry. It is also alleged that Tulasi’s sister-in-laws used to exploit her in the absence of her husband.