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78 women tortured to death for dowry in Jan-Oct

FE Online Report | Published: November 21, 2019 16:17:33 | Updated: November 21, 2019 18:39:00


At least 78 women were tortured to death for dowry alone in the first ten months of calendar year, according to a local legal aid and rights body.

Apart from this, the Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) report noted, 50 were physically tortured in the country from January to October 2019.

75 cases were filed in connection with the incidents, the data also revealed.

Moreover, 85 women were tortured to death, 80 were physically tormented and 108 cases were lodged in connection to such incidents in 2018 across the country, according to the data of the ASK.

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