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Cop’s wife hangs self over dowry harassment

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THANE: Khadakpada Police have arrested a 27-year-old constable and his sister for allegedly harassing his 24-year-old wife over dowry.

The woman committed suicide on Thursday after facing months of harassment from her husband and her in-laws, police said.

Pragati Salve, 24, was found dead at her home in Kalyan on Thursday after she allegedly hanged herself using a dupatta. Salvi’s parents told police she was being harassed for dowry ever since her marriage six months ago.


An FIR has been registered on Saturday against Pragati’s husband Anil Salvi and her sister-in-law, Jijabai Shinde at Khadakpada police station.

Anil Salvi is attached to Byculla police station and resides at Dutta Patil Chawl, Kalyan.     –FPJ News Service

According to the FIR, they demanded gold and cash from her maternal home but when she refused, they allegedly beat her up, tortured her mentally and physically.

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