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Woman kills self over dowry harassment in AP


Vizianagaram (AP): A 24-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire after she was harassed for dowry, police said today.

Yesterday, K Gowri took the extreme step by setting herself on fire when here husband and father in law were not in the house, Gajapathinagarm Sub Inspector Sai Krishna said.

Her mother-in-law had gone to the backyard of the house when the incident took place. Hearing her screams, neighbours rushed her to a local hospital where she succumbed to her burn injuries, the officer said.

A case under relevant sections of IPC and Dowry Prohibition Act was registered and her husband and father-in-law were in taken into custody, police said.

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