Rajbiraj: Lalit Mukhiya of Jagatpur VDC on Sunday smothered his wife to death with dry cow dung for not bringing enough dowry.
Lalit had tied the knot with Kalpana on April 19, 2006. One of the neighbours told THT that the family used to torture Kalpana for not bringing enough dowry.
Kalpana’s father Narayan alleged that her in-laws were preparing to take her body for last rites without informing him but he was tipped off by a villager and reached their home in the nick of time. He added, “I stopped them from taking her body for cremation and called the police.” Kanchanpur police arrested Lalit and his sister-in-law for the murder. Kalpana’s body was sent to zonal hospital for post-mortem.