J&K: 23-year-old woman killed by husband, alleges family

A family of a woman from Dorus village of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday accused the in-laws of their daughter’s murder in Zachaldara area of Handwara.

“Yesterday late last night, my sister my Uzma (23), was brutality thrashed by her in-laws including her husband and left her critically injured following which she was referred to SKIMS hospital Srinagar where she succumbed,” brother of the deceased said.

He alleged that the victim was allegedly murdered by her in-laws and his husband for dowry.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer said that the investigation is on to ascertain the actual cause of the woman’s death.

“We are waiting for the autopsy report while the husband of victim is absconding. However, he will be arrested soon,” an official said.