Newlywed Indian bride forced to drink acid, dies weeks later

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  • The family members say that the victim was being tortured as they could not afford to pay Rs 200,000 and a motorcycle as dowry.
  • The victim’s cousin says that her in-laws first poured acid on her, then forced her to drink it.
  • The police arrested the victim’s husband.

Anjali, a 21-year-old woman in India’s Bihar province, died last week after she was allegedly forced to drink acid by her husband and in-laws.

The victim’s family said that she was being tortured by her husband and in-laws as they could not afford to pay Rs 2 lakh and a motorcycle as dowry three months ago.

Anjali’s cousin Dharmendra Sahni said she was married on May 2 this year and her in-laws first poured acid on her and then forced her to drink it.

“They also forced Anjali to drink acid and, later, admitted her to a private hospital in Manjhol where she battled for life for a week. After her condition deteriorated on Wednesday, she was shifted to another hospital in Begusarai town. She was referred to a private nursing home where she succumbed to her burn injuries,” Sawhney said. Times of India.

Anjali’s husband Bhilmaki Sahni also suffered burn injuries and told the media that he had fought with his wife over a small matter that day.

“I hit my head with an acid bottle in anger and went to the hand pump outside the house and fainted. After regaining consciousness, I found that Anjali had been admitted to the hospital,” he said. said

However, he was arrested last week and the police are currently investigating the case.