Incident Reports

Woman found dead in Dhanusha, family accuse murder over dowry


Madhes, Dhanusha, Bateshwor, Ward 2

20-year-old Sangita Kapar of Bateshwor Rural Municipality-2 died on May 29. Sangita's family has accused her husband, 25-year-old Anil Kapar, of strangling her to death over a dowry dispute.

Ram Ayodh Kapar, the father of the deceased, claims that Anil killed his daughter because of insufficient dowry. The in-laws had asked for a new motorcycle. He adds that they provided a dowry of about 10 lakh rupees, including gold. 

The post-mortem examination was done at Provincial Hospital Janakpur on May 30. The police shared that they received information that Sangita was found hanging, and she died on her way to a local clinic.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Related to disputes over dowry
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1