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PhD scholar’s family alleges in-laws troubled her for dowry

PhD scholar’s family alleges in-laws troubled her for dowry

NEW DELHI: The family members of the 27- year-old PhD scholar, who allegedly committed suicide at IIT- Delhi, have alleged that her in-laws used to trouble her.

Manjula Devak, a PhD student in water resources, was found hanging at her flat around 7.38 PM yesterday.

While no suicide note was found from the flat, Devak’s family alleged that her in-laws were not in favour of her pursuing higher studies, police said.

They also accused her in-laws of demanding dowry, police added.

Her family members have recorded their statement in front of a sub-divisional magistrate.

Davak had got married in 2013 and her husband and in-laws stay in Bhopal.

Her friends also recorded their statement in front of the SDM. Police have seized her laptop and are scanning her calls detail records.