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Bihar: Woman ‘uses’ marriage as a ploy to extort money in Aurangabad | Patna News

PATNA: A married woman attempted suicide by consuming poisonous substance near the office of Auragabad SP on Saturday alleging denial of justice by the police.
Indu Devi, in her early 30s, was rushed to a government hospital in Gaya where her condition is stated to be out of danger. Aurangabad Town police have lodged a case of attempt to suicide against her. Indu took the step to press for the arrest of her husband Santosh Kumar Singh and in-laws in a dowry harassment case lodged with the Rafiganj police station on February 9.
Aurangabad Sadar SDPO Anup Kumar said on Sunday the woman had married Santosh, a physically challenged teacher under Barun block in the district, about three years ago. Santosh, stated to be her third husband, has been arrested and sent to jail in the dowry case.
“We don’t know the reason for her attempt to commit suicide. The accused have already been arrested and chargesheet filed in the court concerned against them. No action is pending against the accused in the case,” the SDPO said.
Santosh’s father Ashok Singh, a resident of Karsara village under Rafiganj police station, however, alleged that Indu escaped with gold jewellery worth Rs6 lakh and Rs1.75 lakh in cash from the house a couple of weeks after the marriage.
On February 9, she lodged a dowry harassment case. A case for maintenance is already pending in a local family court. “She had earlier duped two other people on the pretext of marriage,” Santosh’s brother Vikas Kumar Singh said.
“Indu had first married to one Vinod Kumar of Jhalhara under Nabi Nagar police station in Aurangabad district. She had escaped with Rs50,000 and jewellery only a few weeks after their marriage. She had also accused Vinod of harassing her on one pretext or the other.
Later, she married one Chandan Kumar of Suja Karma Azad Bigha. After a few years, she lodged a dowry harassment case against Chandan and her in-laws. The case is still pending in the court,” Vikas alleged.
The woman’s marries to extort money. She targets persons with physical disabilities. Once the marriage is solemnized, she lodges a dowry harassment case against the husband and other family members, an investigating officer said.


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