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Killed for dowry- woman’s family accuse in-laws of murder

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGUNJ: A woman’s natal family has accused her in-laws and husband of murdering her. Nira Kurmi, 21, of Indrapur at Janaki Rural Municipality-3 in Banke district was found hanging at her house on May 16.
Organizing a press conference in Nepalgunj today, the family of the deceased accused that her in-laws and her husband had killed their daughter Nira, as they used to torture her for bringing in less dowry.
Nira was married to Ram Manohar Kurmi, 22, of Bankatti of Duduwa Rural Municipality in the same district last year.
She was constantly abused by her husband and in-laws for not bringing a good amount of dowry. Her father Radheshyam Kurmi shared that Nira used to mention about torture and beating she had been receiving repeatedly from her husband and in-laws. Nira was admitted to hospital last winter as she was thrashed by her husband.
Her natal family had recently gifted her some furniture to appease her husband and in-laws, according to the deceased father Radheshyam. Despite that, her father said, Nira’s husband continued to beat her repeatedly. A police case was filed against the perpetrator following the domestic violence and an understanding was reached between the two sides not to repeat the similar incident.
The story took a bitter twist towards the mid of May when Nira was found hanging after which Nira’s natal family have claimed it to be a murder rather than a suicide. “It is not a suicide. It is an organized crime against my daughter,” accused the bereaved father.
Police has arrested Nira’s husband and further investigation is on, according to Chief of Nepal Police in Banke, Superintendent of Police, Arun Poudel. RSS

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