21 January 2020
Jajpur: In a fresh case of dowry death in the state, a woman succumbed after she was brutally beaten up and had rice gruel thrown on her. The shocking incident occurred yesterday at Shankakula village under Bari police limits of Jajpur district.
As per sources, the victim Tulasi Bari had married one Ram Mallik in April 2018. Tulasi’s family had given whatever dowry Ram’s family had demanded back then. But there was no end to their demands and when Tulasi’s family failed to give anymore, she was repeatedly physically and mentally harassed.
On the fateful day, Tulasi was brutally beaten by her sisters-in-law in the absence of Ram. They even threw piping hot rice gruel on her, resulting in her death.
As soon as Tulasi’s parents came to know of the incident they filed a complaint against Tulasi’s in-laws. Police sent Tulasi’s body for autopsy and initiated an investigation.