Telangana medical student torched over MBBS seat

First Published 19, Sep 2017, 9:01 AM IST
Dental students charred body found family alleges torture
Highlights
  • Harika was studying BDS in Kamineni, she died suspiciously on Sunday
  • She was married to her cousin two years ago
  • Her husband is alleged to have been torturing her to get an MBBS seat and said would have marital relations with her only if she gets a seat
  • Harika’s family allege that she was murdered by her husband

In a brutal incident in Hyderabad, a young married girl pursuing her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and living in Rocktown colony in LB Nagar died suspiciously on Sunday. Police say that she was first murdered and then poured was kerosene on her and was torched.

According to news reports, 24-year-old Harika from Khammam District Kusumanchi mandal was married to a software engineer Rishi Kumar, a native of  Mahbubnagar District nearly three years back

Harika’s family say that the couple frequently quarrelled with each other as Harika didn’t get an MBBS seat and was studying BDS in Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences. Rishi said that he would have marital relations with her only after she gets an MBBS seat.  

On Sunday night, Rishi Kumar informed Harika’s parents that their daughter committed suicide by pouring kerosene and torching herself.

But Harika’s parents complained of foul play and say that her husband murdered her. They complained that Harika was sharing about the couple’s quarrels with her family but they told her to adjust and everything would settle down.

Harika’s sister told the media that Rishi Kumar had extra-marital affairs and was harassing her sister for dowry. She alleged that he had killed her sister and portrayed it as suicide.

The police took Rishi Kumar and his family into custody and are interrogating them. 

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