20-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In Bargarh, Parents Allege Dowry Death

Bargarh: A 20-year-old woman was found dead inside her in-laws’ house at Turcha village in Gaisilet Block of Bargarh district on Thursday. Her parents have alleged that she was killed by her in-laws for dowry.

The deceased has been identified as Pinky Sahu, daughter of Kulamani Sahu of Badsahajbahal village in Gaisilet Block. She was married to Ashok Sahu of Turcha village and has a two-year-old daughter with him.

As per a complaint lodged by Kulamani at Gaisilet Police Station, Pinky had eloped and married Ashok around three years back and was staying in his house at Turcha.

At first, Kulamani was against the marriage but later gave his consent heeding the advice of society and respected elders of his village. However, after few months, Ashok started torturing Pinky to bring dowry.

Ashok’s family members also harassed Pinky physically and mentally and threatened her to arrange his wedding elsewhere if she doesn’t bring any dowry. Kulamani had earlier apprised the police about the situation.

However yesterday, he received information about his daughter’s death. His son Paban Sahu and other villagers rushed to Turcha and found Pinky lying dead on a bed with marks on her neck and legs.

Kulamani alleged that his daughter Pinky has been murdered and asked the police to initiate a probe into the matter and take appropriate action against the culprits.