Dowry Death: Team #InkMagic


‘Dowry Death!’ exclaimed the front page of all major newspapers on a weekend morning.


‘Do these things still happen?’ wondered a reader.

‘Shameful to know people still ask for and give dowries’ tsk’ed another.

‘Imagine killing someone for money and materialistic things!’ discussed two of them.


As they read further reactions changed. Some looked smug, others stifled a smirk, many looked scared and a few were plain stunned.


For, the article informed, the ‘Dowry Death’ wasn’t a conventional one where yet another daughter-in-law was burnt at the stake of greed.

In this case, years of taunts, torture, demands, character assassination, maligning and creating misunderstandings galore had brought something alive in the daughter-in-law.

A monster, who murdered her in-laws when they tried to kill her.

Written for the prompt, ‘Dowry’ for BlogBuddy Team InkMagic

Published by Mayuri Nidigallu
Tarot Card Reader. Writer. Traveler. Sweet Tooth-er. I write from my heart, edit from my mind and hope that my words will touch your soul.

3 thoughts on “Dowry Death: Team #InkMagic

  1. This curse of dowry system must be eradicated at any cost and for this women must be empowered. Good one Mayuri.

  2. 21st century has com , even the daughter in laws still trapped in dowry by many forms ….wish society get more educated in views .Amaizng post

  3. It sure is a shame to date, Mayuri. Appalling and downright humiliating for the girl.

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