TINSUKIA The mysterious death of a newly-married woman in Delhi created sensation in Doomdooma with the Kalita Janagusti Mahila Parishad resorting to protest demanding that her jailed husband, suspected to be the culprit, be brought to Doomdooma for trial. Her mortal remains reached Doomdooma for cremation on Thursday.
According to reports, Ajanta Lahkar (27), youngest daughter of Kamal Lahkar of Doomdooma's Chukrating No. 8, allegedly hanged herself in Delhi's Safdarjung locality on October 4. She was married only 24 days back to Abhijit Dhar (35), son of Srivesh Dhar of GNB Road Doomdooma, as per Vedic rituals in Tinsukia. Abhijit's father later shifted to Delhi after his retirement. Ajanta got into a relationship with Abhijit while he was in Doomdooma and married him in Tinsukia court, without the knowledge of her family, in December. After their social marriage, the couple left for Delhi on September 24.
The family member of deceased Ajanta claimed that it was a planned murder for dowry. The uncle and elder sister of Ajanta, who went to Delhi on receiving the information from Abhijit, told media persons that they closely inspected the room where Ajanta allegedly hanged herself from the ceiling fan. They asserted that the ceiling fan was twisted and there was no mark of any injury around her neck. Instead, they had seen bruises on her body which raised suspicion.
The Delhi Police arrested Abhijit on the basis of FIR lodged initially at Doomdooma and later transferred to Delhi. The police picked up his widowed mother Kalpana Dhar (62) while his elder sister was also called by Duliajan police for questioning. The exact cause of death will be ascertained only after receiving the post-mortem report.
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