A girl committed suicide in Santnagar Gurdaspur over dowry pressure. The family protested on the streets of Gurdaspur with the dead body stating the culprits should be punished. According to the girl’s family the girl was tortured and ill treated by her in laws. The situation in the home became worse after the father in law demanded 10 lakhs from the girl’s father and under that pressure she committed suicide.
The dowry cases of girls committing suicide has been a rise of late in Punjab.