Shahjahanpur (UP), Apr 16 (PTI) A woman in Lakhimpur Kheri district was hung from a ceiling hook and brutally thrashed for dowry by her husband, who send a video of the incident to her parents, police said today.

The woman has been brought back to her parent’s house here and a case registered against her husband and four others, Circle Officer (CO) Sunil Kumar Shukla said.

The incident took place on Saturday and a complaint was lodged by the woman’s father here yesterday, he said.

In the video, the husband is seen beating his wife with a belt and threatening to continue the torture till she meets his dowry demand of Rs 50,000, the CO said. The case was registered under provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act and the matter is being investigated, he said.

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