Woman councillor, baby found dead

November 09, 2012 - 4:58:40 am

New Delhi: A Congress councillor was found dead along with her baby daughter at her home here yesterday, police said, even as her parents said she was killed for dowry.

Satyam Yadav, 26, of west Delhi’s Nangloi area, was found hanging inside her home around 8am on her birthday, a police officer said. The body of her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter was lying on the bed.

“It seems Yadav hung herself after strangulating her daughter. But we cannot confirm anything before the post-mortem,” Additional Commissioner of Police V Renganathan said. No suicide note was recovered from her possession.

Yadav, who had completed her masters degree and had also a 

B.Ed, was a councillor from ward number 43 in Nangloi (East).

She was a native of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh and moved to Delhi in 2010 after her marriage to Pawan Yadav, 28, a teacher in a municipal corporation school.

Satyam’s family members have registered a complaint against her in-laws alleging that she was murdered because of dowry.

“Satyam’s in-laws were demanding Rs1m (as dowry). We went to Delhi to bring her back to Bulandshahr. They refused to let her come and said they will not leave her until their demands were fulfilled,” said Satyam’s elder brother Nishant Yadav.

Pawan, refuting the dowry allegations made by her family members, told investigators that on Wednesday night she was upset over some family issue.

“I was with her inside her room till 12.30am. As she was disturbed over some issue, I left her inside her room and went to another room. When I entered her room on Thursday morning, she was found hanging while my daughter was lying dead on the bed,” 

said Pawan. IANS