Thane : A jail sepoy with the Central Jail here has been arrested along with two other family members for allegedly harassing his wife for dowry and driving her to commit suicide, the police said on Monday.

The trio-jail sepoy Paresh Tukaram Maid (28), his mother Asha Tukaram Maid (46) and sister Anuja Sachin Sonar (24)- charged with physical and mental harassment of the woman, was arrested last night, API B S Khandale of Thane Nagar police station told newsmen.

The newly-wed woman, Hema Paresh Maid hung herself at the Central Jail residential quarters here on Friday night, the police said. Hema’s in-laws were continuously demanding Rs 40,000 from her family for purchasing household items.

They were charged under various Sections of IPC which included Sections 498-A , 304-B and 34 of the IPC, the police said.

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