Meerut, India: The evil of dowry is deep rooted in Indian culture like superstitions, illiteracy, and caste system. It is a custom that is prevalent in all the sections of Indian society in one form or the other.
Today, in Meerut, a 22 year old woman was allegedly strangulated to death in Hasanpur Luhari village of Nai Mandi Police Station area in Shamli district after her parents failed to meet repeated dowry demands by her in laws, police said. The newly wed's in-laws allegedly spread rumours about their house being attacked by bandits to distance themselves from the murder.
Preliminary probe pointed to foul play which was corroborated by the brother of the deceased, police said. Four people, including the woman's husband, have been arrested, police said.