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29 women tortured to death for dowry in Jan-April

FE Online Report | Published: May 25, 2019 19:44:40 | Updated: May 26, 2019 12:06:43


At least 29 women were tortured to death for dowry alone in the first four months of the calendar year, according to a local legal aid and rights body.

The Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) report noted that apart from this, 16 were physically tortured in the country from January to April.

26 cases were filed in connection with the incidents, the data also revealed.

Moreover, 85 women were tortured to death, 80 were physically tormented and 108 cases were lodged in connection to such incidents in 2018 across the country, it added.

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