Man shoots self after wife files dowry case

A 27-year-old man, who had a dowry harassment complaint filed against him by his wife a few days ago, shot himself with a country-made pistol outside his in-laws' house in Ghazipur police station area late Friday night.

Police Saturday have lodged a case against the wife and her parents for abetment of suicide on the complaint of deceased's father.

Police said Nitin Kumar Mishra, who owned a Panmasala shop in Indira Nagar, had married Anjali in May this year.

Sub-Inspector Chandrabhan Yadav said the couple had problems in their marital life because of Mishra's addiction to liquor. Anjali lodged a complaint with Mahila police station, alleging she was being harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws, Yadav said.

Mishra's father claimed his son took the extreme step as he was being framed by his in-laws for dowry harassment.

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