Delhi: Ex-Congress MLA arrested in dowry death case

Delhi: Ex-Congress MLA arrested in dowry death case
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Four people, including a former Congress MLA, were arrested in the national capital in connection with the suicide of 27-year-old Rekha,

Four people, including a former Congress MLA, were arrested in the national capital in connection with the suicide of 27-year-old Rekha, the MLA's daughter-in-law, police said Sunday.

Rekha was found hanging at her house in Delhi's Sarai Rohilla area Saturday. Her family alleged that she had been killed over dowry.

"Shadi Ram, former Congress MLA from Kamla Nagar, his wife Dharamwati, Rekha's husband Sudhanshu (30) and her sister-in-law Maneesha were arrested from their house Sunday," a police officer said.

Police said that Rekha's father Ashok Chaudhary, in his complaint, alleged that Sudhanshu and his family members used to torture Rekha over demands of dowry.

The deceased Rekha was married to Sudhanshu, the son of Shadi Ram, about two years ago.

All four accused, including the two women, have been booked under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code including dowry death and dowry harassment, the officer said.

A case was registered in this regard against the accused at Keshavpuram police station of northwest Delhi over the complaint of Rekha's father, Ashok.

Police said Rekha did not leave any suicide note.

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