After Battling For Six Days, Domestic Abuse Victim Dies At SKIMS

SRINAGAR: A woman, who was critically injured after she was allegedly beaten up by her in-laws in Keeri village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday evening at Srinagar hospital.

“The 28-year-old victim, mother of two kids was undergoing treatment at SKIMS, Soura hospital since last Tuesday where she succumbed to her injuries today,” news agency KNO quoted officials as having said.

Earlier, the family members of the victim had said that she was beaten by her husband and in-laws on Eid day and suffered critical injuries and was battling for her life in ICU at SKIMS Soura hospital.

“Soon after the incident, she was taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Kreeri from where she was shifted to SKIMS Soura hospital for specialized treatment,” they said.

Narrating the incident, the brother of the victim had said that her sister was being harassed continuously by her husband and in-laws ever since their marriage. “They try to kill her citing reasons of dowry,” he said and demanded immediate arrest of the accused and strong punishment to them.

The incident had also sparked massive protest, demanding strict action against the accused.

Meanwhile, a police official said that a case has been registered under relevant sections of laws.

The official said that the victim’s husband has been arrested and further investigation into the matter is going on.

Moreover, SSP Baramullla, Rayees Bhat tweeted: “Who said they (accused) are roaming free? FIR has been lodged exactly as per wishes of family, family already assured of strict possible action on merits and accused already arrested. Don’t spread rumours and instigate people.”

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