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Published On: Thu, Nov 8th, 2012

Woman in India kills her toddler, hangs herself but family says it was murder

Satyam Yadav

A 26-year-old woman was found dead near her small child in her home last week.

Satyam Yadav, was found hanging inside her home Thursday morning police report, with her toddler, Vanshika, dead on the bed next her.

“It seems Yadav hung herself after strangulating her daughter. But we cannot confirm anything before the postmortem,” Police Commissioner V. Renganathan said.

 The woman was a Congress councillor and her family allege that she was murdered and did not commit suicide or kill her innocent child.

“Satyam’s in-laws were demanding Rs.10 lakh. We went to Delhi to bring her back to Bulandshahr. They refused to let her come and said they will not leave her until their demands were fulfilled,” said Satyam’s elder brother Nishat Yadav.

Satyam’s family members have registered a complaint against her in-laws alleging that she was murdered because of dowry.

“Satyam’s in-laws were demanding Rs.10 lakh. We went to Delhi to bring her back to Bulandshahr. They refused to let her come and said they will not leave her until their demands were fulfilled,” said Satyam’s elder brother Nishat Yadav.

NDTV summarizes it also:

Her family alleges that her in-laws harassed her repeatedly over dowry and were unhappy that she had delivered a girl. The family members of the victim have registered a complaint against her in-laws alleging that she was murdered because of dowry.

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