A 24-year-old pregnant woman, who went missing earlier in the week from her house in Greater Noida’s Bisrakh, has been found dead. Her body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, as per reports by The Hindu.

Dowry death?

The deceased woman’s family has accused her husband and in-laws for the horrific crime. According to them, the reason behind the murder was “not fulfilling their dowry demands”. An FIR has been registered against the five family members, who are now on the run.

According to the police, Mala, the victim, gave tuitions at home. She went missing from her house on Sunday (April 8). Her body was stuffed inside the suitcase and thrown in the drain. The search took place after the woman’s family lodged a missing person complaint at Bisrakh police station.

Dharmendra Chauhan, Deputy Superintendent of police (Ghaziabad), stated: “We got information that a woman’s body was lying stuffed in a suitcase in a drain in Kanwani, Indirapuram. We reached the spot and found that she had been stuffed with her hands and legs tied. The body was taken into custody and police stations of nearby districts were ordered to trace her identity.”

The woman was identified with the help of her anklet, after her family members reached Indirapuram police station. A post-mortem is being conducted on the body.

Murder of a baby too

The victim’s family, in their complaint, mentioned how the accused not only murdered their daughter but also a five-month-old baby that she was pregnant with.

Akhilesh Tripathi, Station House Officer of Bisrakh police station, said: “We have registered a case under Section 304B (dowry death) of the Indian Penal Code against the husband, his two brothers and his parents. All the five are absconding. Teams have been formed to nab them.”

Mala’s husband, Shivam, is a a salesman in DLF mall. The two had a love marriage in November 2017. They lived at a rented house in Bisrakh, Greater Noida.

Also Read: It’s Time we Remove the Façade and Unveil the Atrocity of Dowry

Bhawana is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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