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Dowry claims young life in Bihar, accused roaming free
In one such instance, a young housewife identified as Sarita Devi wife of Yogesh Chandra resident of Bhusaon village under the Thawe police stattion died under suspicious circumstances at her home in Bhusaon village in district Gopalganj of Bihar.
EVEN AS as the high profile murder of a New Delhi based journalist from Jharkhand has captured the imagination of the media and the government agencies, there are numerous such cases happening across the country,  which demand an equal attention and thorough investigation to bring the culprits to book.
In one such instance in Bihar, a young housewife identified as Sarita Devi, wife of Yogesh Chandra resident of Bhusaon village under the Thawe police station died under suspicious circumstances at her home in Bhusaon village in district Gopalganj of Bihar. Family members of Sarita Devi have alleged that Sarita was poisoned by her husband and his parents and other family members.
Sarita Devi's father Professor Harendra Prasad has alleged that the girl was routinely subjected to torture for not bringing a car and she was also asked to get more money from her parents. In a complaint registered with the police, Prasad has stated that the his daughter Sarita Devi was poisoned to death.
He said that the accused were on the verge of burning her body, when they reached Bhusaon village after getting information that their daughter was seriously ill on the evening of April 27. It is also being alleged that the family of Yogesh Chandra and other accomplices prevented them for taking possession of the body for a long time and even threatened them during this period.
When the help of local police was sought, Prasad said that even they were reluctant to help and it seemed the police were influenced by the accused family.
Professor Prasad, who is a resident of Sohagpur village under Hathua police station has also petitioned the union home minister for taking stringent action against the accused, who are allegedly using influence and money power to ensure that police investigation does not take off.
Despite a case of dowry death being registered in the Thawe police station not a single accused has been arrested since April 27. As per police officials, the accused are absconding and have fled from the area, sources however, claimed that the alleged killers were moving in the same area freely as they were influential and rich.
Meanwhile, Station House officer of Thawe police station, Ramagya Rai speaking to Merinews, said that a case has been registered against the accused and investigation is on. He however said that police investigation is being hampered as the post mortem report has not been made available to the police, which is crucial in this case.
Rai also said that since the case has been registered against eleven people, it is taking time to verify the antecedents and whereabouts of the accused. He however reassured that action would be taken against the guilty and they would be arrested soon.
Meanwhile, family members of Sarita Devi have approached the National Commission for Women andNational Human Right Commission asking for justice to the deceased girl.

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