Dowry victim takes poison before coming to meet Rajasthan CM

A 20-year-old woman, who came to meet Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to seek his intervention for action in her dowry related case, was admitted to the SMS Hospital here today following sudden illness. Harsha Kanwar of Khatipura reached here at the Chief Minister's residence here this morning along with her mother, to seek his intervention in dowry related atrocities allegedly meted out to her by her Gujarat-based in-laws. Since it was not the day of 'Jan Sunwai', she was directed to a police officer to brief about her case, lodged with the police last month.
She fell sick during the briefing and later it was revealed that prior to proceeding for the Chief Minister's Residence, she had consumed poison at her residence and wanted to ensure that if she died of poison, her in-laws were punished appropriately. The woman also brought a letter with her to inform the officials of her suicide bid and wish. Harsha was rushed to the hospital where her condition was now stated to be out of danger, the police said.