Various Reasons of Unnatural (Suicidal and Homicidal) Deaths of Women :
Dominance of mother in law over the bridegroom
Husband may be Intoxicated or Insane
DOWRY Dowry means the money, goods or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage Dowry is a continuing demand. It is not one isolated payment made initially at the time of marriage alone, but a series of gifts before and after marriage till the in-laws and the husband are appeased. This custom of dowry has been in vogue since very ancient times
As per the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, Dowry is Any property or valuable security given or agreed to be given either directly or indirectly— By one party to a marriage to the other party to the marriage; or 2. By parents of either party to a marriage or by any other person to either party to the marriage or to any other person, at or before or after the marriage
Dowry Related Crimes Dowry Death Indian law states that any suspicious death of a married woman within seven years of her marriage is considered to be a case of dowry death unless proved otherwise by the defendants It is a cognizable and non-bailable offence. Contd/-
Dowry Deaths has been defined in under Sec. 304 B of IPC as
When the death of a woman is caused by any burns or bodily injury or occurs otherwise than under normal circumstances within seven years of her marriage and it is shown that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or harassments by her husband or by any relative of her husband for, or in connection with the any demand for dowry, such deaths shall be called 'dowry death’ and such husband or relative shall be deemed to have caused her death.
REAL-LIFE INCIDENT 2. Whoever commits dowry deaths shall be punished by imprisonment for no less than seven years, but which may extend to life imprisonment. KANPUR: The in-laws of a woman allegedly set her on fire for dowry on Thursday. A complaint against the in-laws and husband has lodged by the woman's family members accusing them of killing her. The accused are Ranjeet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Sarnam Singh, Kushal Pratap Singh, Shalini, Lodheshwari and Deepika. The Chakeri police have registered a case on the basis of a complaint lodged by the women's sister Raj Kumari. Raj Kumari said that her sister Saroj got married to Ranjeet Singh, a resident of Gayatri Nagar Sanigwan in 2000 .
This problem is frequent in low or lower middle class.
Many of the victims are in the early periods of marriage with extensive burns. Moreover, newly married females are also much more vulnerable to accidental burn as they, in their new place at in-laws house, fail to acclimatize with all sorts of adversities.
Literacy has little to do with these injuries as because female literacy itself as whole is low.