New bride forced to drink acid over incomplete dowry

The woman, married for three weeks, died from acid consumption at the Daska Civil Hospital on Monda.

A bottle of acid

A Pakistani woman who recently got married has died after her in-laws forced her to drink acid, for bringing what they considered to be insufficient dowry.

According to the City Daska police, 25-yr-old Takreem Bibi, of neighbourhood Mughalpura, was brought to the hospital by her neighbours as her in-laws had forced her to swallow acid.

Doctors said she died of internal injuries caused by acid intake.

Takreem was married to Imran Mughal about three weeks ago.

Police said the woman was frequently beaten up by her in-laws for not arranging a good range of dowry.

The in-laws are said to have fled the house.

This is the second incident in five days in Daska where a woman was killed over the dowry issue.

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