At least 15 rape and murder cases were reported in 2018 and six such crimes had been reported during the first nine months of 2019.
The inmates told the researchers that due to their low economic conditions they had forced their daughters-in-law to bring dowries.
Mamali, the victim, has been battling for life with 80 to 90 per cent burns, while her foetus did not survive, police said.
According to a complaint lodged by the victim's family, the woman was burnt to death by her in-laws who were harassing her over dowry since her marriage to Kumar one-and-half-years ago.
The bench held that a conviction for offence (dowry demand) under Sections 3, 4 and 6 of the Act cannot be based on vague statements.
The father-in-law, mother-in-law and the husband of the woman were arrested after a video of in-laws beating their daughter-in-law and dragging her by the hair over dowry demand went viral.
The women got married to the man in 2014 and they have an eight months old daughter together.
Shahrukh, resident of Budhana, was supposed to get married on August 23, but the wedding was cancelled over dowry demand of cash and a car.
Chaudhary Govind said social pressures often force people to give dowry and host lavish feasts, but then they spend years paying off the debts.
Rehman gave a dowry worth Rs 10 lakh to his daughter, but her in-laws started demanding Rs 5 lakh more after Chand Bi gave birth to a baby girl.
The relatives of the deceased and local villagers agitated at the hospital demanding strong action against the offenders.
A 24-year-old newly-married woman committed suicide by hanging at her house, in Konanakunte on Thursday morning.
The Supreme Court came to rescue of a father and his son accused in a dowry death case and acquitted them after 28 years of their legal battle.
Taking advantage of her husband's absence, Rita’s in-laws used to torture her both physically and mentally for dowry, Rita's father Damodar alleged.
The woman's father lodged an FIR and a case was registered under the Dowry Act against Shah Alam and 12 members of his family.