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Dowery Deaths & Bride Burnings

As defined by UNICEF
Husbands often engineer an “accident” (frequently the bursting of a kitchen stove) when they feel the obligatory marriage dowry (gifts from in-laws) is not enough. In India, it is estimated that more than 5,000 women are killed each year because their in-laws consider their dowries inadequate. A tiny percentage of their murderers are brought to justice.

More information on female infanticide, honor killings, acid attacks and dowry deaths can be found at http://www.unicef.org/newsline/00pr17.htm.