Though many like her were killed for family honour, her case is unique or say even worse. Arti, 21, has been married twice by her widowed mother and it was not just the honour of their family that was on Laxmi Devi's mind.
The Agra girl loved Sanjay who lived in the same area and was a childhood friend. But since he belonged to a different caste, Laxmi got her married to a boy named Jagdish on March 5, 2007, against her wish.
Allegedly, she took money from Jagdish's family to marry her daughter but things took a turn for the worse when Arti returned home after spending a month with her husband, alleging torture for dowry. More...