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14 Jul 2018

UP: Man held for giving triple-talaq, starving wife to death

Deceased triple talaq victim's arrested victim in UP

A man in UP's Bareilly has been arrested for allegedly giving his wife "triple talaq" over the phone and locking her up for a month without food and water, leading to her death.

Razia was rescued from her husband's home two months back, but her condition didn't improve, her family said.

She died on Tuesday while being taken to a hospital in Lucknow.

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Deceased triple talaq victim's arrested victim in UP

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Case of dowry death registered against husband, in-laws

"Her (Razia's) husband Naeem who runs a chappal (slipper) factory in Delhi was arrested yesterday and sent to jail," Superintendent of Police (City) Abhinandan Singh said.

On Thursday, a case of dowry death was registered against Naeem and the woman's in-laws.

The victim's sister had alleged that the husband of the 35-year-old woman used to beat her for dowry.

Woman Tortured

Woman locked up in a small room at in-laws' house

"My sister Razia got married to Naeem Khan in 2005. A few days after their marriage, Naeem started beating her up, demanding dowry," Razia's elder sister Tara said.

"In April, Naeem divorced her over phone. He returned home after a few days and then locked her in a small room at his house, and did not even give her food or water," she claimed.

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Razia rescued with the help of NGO Mera Haq

However, Naeem claimed he didn't divorce Razia, and his in-laws registered a case of dowry against him after which he distanced himself from her.

Razia's family members rescued her from her husband's home with the help of NGO Mera Haq two months ago.

She died while being taken to the hospital to which she had been referred to as her condition was not improving.

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