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Assamese girl burnt in Bangalore for dowry

An Assamese lady has been alleged to be burnt by her husband in Bangalore on 19th June. The incident is another gory death caused by increasing dowry demand by the victim’s husband. The victim, Priakhi Baruah, 19, of Balijan in Golaghat District, had married Apurba Saikia of Jamunamukh in Nagaon District, in January this year. Family sources of Priyakhi revealed that the accused Apurba Saikia was harassing the victim for dowry, since their marriage. Few months ago the accused Apurba had taken Priyakhi to Bangalore saying that he had landed a job there. While in Bangalore, Apurba did not respond to the phone calls of his father-in-law who often called to enquire about his daughter. Then on 17th June somebody called from Bangalore at Priayakhi’s father’s number that his daughter had been admitted to Victoria Hospital with 70% burn injury. On 20th June the authority of Victoria hospital informed Priyakhi’s family over phone that their daughter was no more. Priyakhi’s family is more than sure that her death was caused by none other than her husband Apurba Saikia who is absconding at the moment. Meanwhile Priyakhi’s family had filed an FIR with Bangalore Police through the SP of Golaghat.

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