A 27-year-old woman, who was nine months pregnant, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her residence in Paschim Vihar, West Delhi.
The woman, Princy, was to get admitted to a hospital on Friday afternoon, police said.
Police have arrested Shyju R Kaliyikall (28), her husband, and registered a case of dowry death against him.
Police said around 11 pm on Thursday night, Shyju returned home. He called his wife several times on her cellphone, but there was no response.
Shyzu then woke up a neighbour on the ground floor of the building and also called his landlord. With still no response from Princy, they called the PCR.
Police broke open the door and found Princy hanging from the ceiling fan. She was rushed to DDU hospital, where she was declared brought dead.
Princy’s family members alleged that she was tortured for dowry. Her brother, Wilson, told reporters that on Thursday evening, Shyzu had called him, asking for Rs 4 lakh to fund his business.