Delhi: On Sunday evening at the Yamuna Bank Metro station in Delhi, a young woman threw herself in front of an oncoming train allegedly committing suicide.
Around 6.10 p.m, Anjali, a 25-year-old woman who hails from Allahabad and who was accompanied by her family members on their way to Ghaziabad, jumped and lay down on the track when the train was entering the station.
Police said that the main cause for the suicide seems to have stemmed from a dowry demand. Anjali’s family had already paid a part of the dowry to the groom’s family and were going to pay the remaining amount with the completion of the marriage.
But the groom’s father demanded the full payment before marriage and even threatened to call the wedding off if the demand wasn’t fulfilled.
No criminal case has been filed against the groom or the groom’s family and police investigation is ongoing for further developments in the case.
The payment of dowry has been prohibited under specific Indian laws including, the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 and subsequently by Sections 304B and 498A of the Indian Penal Code.