Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh): A woman allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance in Gadhimalhara, a police official said. Her family members claimed that she was being harassed by her in-laws for dowry.
The woman identified as Preeti Patel, 25, a resident of Panna district married to Dashrath Patel, a resident of Gadhimalhara about six years ago.
Sources said that Preeti had a heated argument with husband over some family issues on Sunday. She later consumed pesticide.
As her condition deteriorated, she was taken to a nearby hospital from where she was rushed to Chhatarpur district hospital. She was later referred to Jhansi medical college, where she died.
The police said that a case had been registered and investigation was on.
Preeti’s mother Sakshi Bai Patel said that her daughter was being harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws. She also claimed that Preeti was forcibly made to consume the pesticide.