UP: 25-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Beaten To Death By Husband And In-laws

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A pregnant woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and parents-in-law in Muzzafarnagar district recently. The woman, Murshida, was reportedly locked in a room without proper food for five days and thrashed by her husband and parents-in-law regularly. She died after suffering a miscarriage. According to the police, the incident took place in Tawali village of Muzzafarnagar. The 25-year-old woman’s family filed a complaint at the Shahpur police station soon after.

Murshida was married to Mursaleen seven years ago. She was reportedly abused by her in-laws for dowry. In a complaint filed by Murshida’s father Trabuddin, he said that her husband and his parents wanted a car and Rs 5 lakh in cash, reported the Times of India. “She was being harassed since her wedding day seven years ago,” he said.

What you should know:

  • Murshida, a 25-year-old woman was beaten to death on Tuesday night in Muzaffarnagar.
  • She was four months pregnant at the time of death.
  • The woman was locked in a room for five days without proper food; she was thrashed by her husband Mursaleen and parents-in-law for dowry.
  • She called her father Trabuddin, who rushed her to a hospital, but Murshida died after suffering a miscarriage.

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Meanwhile, local police said that the body of the woman has been sent for post-mortem examination. The autopsy results are awaited. Furthermore, they said that a formal case will be registered once the post-mortem reports arrive, which will verify the exact cause of death.

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She was four months pregnant: Murshida’s father

“Action will be taken on the basis of the post-mortem report. But the investigation has started on and statements are being taken,” Station House Officer (SHO) of the Shahpur police station Dharmendra Singh told TOI.

Murshida’s family is in a state of shock. The 25-year-old’s father Trabuddin told the police, “My daughter called and told me about her condition. She was four months pregnant and brutally beaten. I rushed to her in-laws house and took her to a hospital in Meerut. She died there on Tuesday night.”

Shikha Chandra is an intern with SheThePeople.TV