A 25-year-old chartered accountant who was allegedly tortured and murdered by her husband's family returned to her parents' home at least 20 times, only to be sent back, The News Minute reported. Several times, Dibya Cheran cried to her parents and brother, who thought things would ultimately get better for her.
"Ten days ago, she came back home, saying her in-laws had now demanded Rs 10 lakh," her brother Premkumar told the media outlet. "We sent her back, saying we will try to arrange the money, but we didn't know they would kill her for this."
Cheran was married to Elan, a doctor, in 2013 after their match was arranged by their parents. A year later, they had a son. Though at the time they were to be married, the groom's family had claimed they did not want any dowry, they allegedly started demanding cash and gold right before the wedding. Their demands grew over the years, according to the bride's family, and each time, their demands were met after Cheran returned home sobbing. She allegedly complained that she was beaten by her in-laws.
Last month, she was allegedly murdered by her father-in-law and his two friends. Their latest demand had been allegedly for ₹10 lakh, which her family was trying to arrange.
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