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Gurgaon woman found hanging,husband held on dowry charges

A 28-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her husband for dowry in Sector-55 Surya Apartment in Gurgaon on Sunday.

Written by Tanushree Roy Chowdhury | Gurgaon |
June 2, 2009 12:57:39 am

A 28-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her husband for dowry in Sector-55 Surya Apartment in Gurgaon on Sunday.

The victim Tapsya had married Rajiv Singh (32) in 2004. Police said both Rajiv and Tapsya are from Khurja in Uttar Pradesh. Rajiv works as a project manager with New Tech in Gurgaon.

The Gurgaon police have registered a case of dowry death under Section 304-A against five persons including Rajiv,his parents,his brother and sister-in-law. But no arrests have been made so far.

According to Tapsya’s brother Lalit: “Rajiv’s parents called up ours in Khurja on Sunday evening to tell them the couple had been injured after fighting with each other. My parents rushed to Gurgaon but by the time they reached,she was dead.”

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Lalit also said that Sunny,the couple’s three-and-a-half-year old son,had told them that he had seen his father hit his mother and then hang her from the ceiling fan. Lalit also alleged the police were trying to cover up the matter. “Initially,they would not register an FIR,” he said.

Joint Commissioner of Police Manjit Singh Ahlawat said the couple had a fight on Saturday night when Rajiv returned home late from a party. “Their son told Rajiv around 4 am that Tapsya was hanging from the ceiling fan. They rushed her to the hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.”

When asked whether the police thought it was a case of suicide,Ahlawat said: “We are waiting for the postmortem report and have registered a case on the statements of Tapsya’s brother and mother.”

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