In another shocker, a 25-year-old woman, Rashika Agarwal, allegedly fell from the terrace of her in-laws in Alipore, West Bengal, and succumbed to injuries. She was compelled to take the extreme step because of the inhuman treatment meted out to her at the matrimonial home.
The deceased’s family has alleged that she was tortured by her husband and others, leading to her death. They have further claimed that the in-laws had taken Rs 7 crore dowry apart from other expenses.
Meanwhile, Rashika’s father filed a police complaint on February 17 saying she was tortured by her husband and in-laws which led to the death. Elaborate details were given on February 25 to the police by her family to substantiate their complaint.
“On February 17, we were busy cremating Rashika’s body and her in-laws also participated in the last rites. After that, on February 19, Kushal’s brother Bishnu Agarwal who stays in Ranchi came to meet us and threatened us saying he would have silenced us if we were in Ranchi. He asked what did we want to prove by filing a police complaint,” Rashika’s father said.
As per the autopsy report, Rashika died by falling from a certain height. Her parents alleged that since they had lodged the complaint, Kushal left his house.
Cases were registered on February 16, against Kushal and others, on charges of husband or relative of husband subjecting the woman to cruelty (498A IPC), abetment of suicide (306 IPC), and acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (34 IPC). A probe into the matter is underway.