Pregnant woman dies in Balasore, kin allege murder

16/02/2019 at 12:05 PM

Balasore: A pregnant woman died at Angulasolapata village under Soro police station in Balasore district today.

However, the family members of the woman alleged that she was killed by her in-laws for dowry. The victim was identified as Susmita Rout.

According to reports, Susmita died while being taken to Balasore District Headquarters (DHH) Hospital on Saturday by her in-laws.

Susmita, daughter of Kailash Behera of Khaira village in the district had married to one Pratap Rout of Angulasolapata village in 2015.

Today, she complained of pain in her stomach. She was rushed to the Soro hospital nearby since she was pregnant. She was later referred to Balasore DHH after her condition deteriorated. She died midway to the DHH.

However, Susmita’s brother Rabindra Kumar Behera alleged that her husband used to torture her both physically and mentally for more dowry.

Rabindra alleged that though they had given Rs 50,000 as dowry during the marriage, but Susmita was subjected to torture for more dowry.

Meanwhile, Soro police started an investigation into the matter.


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