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Pakistani Newlywed Forced To Swallow Acid

File photo of a mass marriage ceremony in Pakistan.

Officials say a recently married Pakistani woman has died after her in-laws forced her to drink acid, for bringing what they considered to be insufficient dowry.

The crime occurred on September 28 in the Daska area of Punjab Province.

Police said 25-year-old Takreem Bibi was taken to hospital by her neighbors, where she died due to “internal injuries caused by acid consumption."

Takreem had been married for three weeks.

Police said she was frequently beaten up by her in-laws for lack of dowry.

The in-laws have fled the house.

The incident comes after a 26-year-old woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband in Daska last week for not bringing enough dowry.

Based on reporting by dpa and