The victim was allegedly harassing his wife over dowry.
Azhar Abbas, Fatma's father, alleged that she was killed by her in-laws over a dowry dispute.
Rajesh Paswan of Kusumara was arrested on Saturday as a case was lodged against him and his parents at Mufassil police station after his wife Soni Devi died of burn injuries, police said.
The investigation team has submitted statements of 102 witnesses, 56 material evidence and digital evidence.
According to the data presented by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the assembly, 18 cases were registered in 2018 followed by 10 in 2019 and six in 2020.
“Most of the steps were taken by government only after I filed the petition,” she said.
The government said it is also taking steps to achieve the objectives that no torture demanding dowry or dowry death happens in our society.
The 30-year-old was working as an assistant motor vehicle inspector in the regional transport office in Kollam. Kiran will also be ineligible for government jobs in the future.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Vikram Pratap Chandra on Saturday convicted Ghanshyam alias Motu Narang whose wife succumbed to critical burn injuries in February this year.
Though the first petitioner is a doctor who just joined government service and is engaged in Covid duties, the court did not think that this was a case in which pre-arrest bail can be granted to hm.
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The court observed that the implementation of the Act and the rules is a matter, to be seriously looked into.
His petition stated that the allegation in the FIR is false and fabricated. He was arrested merely because of suspicion by the police and no prima facie case was made out against him, it said.
Based on a complaint by Suman's family, a case was lodged gainst her husband and three others, including her in-laws.
Opposition leader V D Satheesan has come up with a campaign titled ‘Makalkoppam’ to put an end to dowryrelated deaths.