She was harassed for dowry for two years. She was kidnapped, allegedly by goons hired by her husband and in-laws, gangraped for 11 days and then strangled and thrown into a ditch at Punpun near Patna. She was cremated by police, her body unclaimed till then. The postmortem had shown clear signs of gangrape. She was eventualy identified from photographs of her body.
All this happened in September 2011. Since then, the woman’s father, junior commanding officer Subedar Akhileshar Kumar Singh, now posted at Danapur Cantonment, has been fighting for justice. His daughter, 26, was married to an Army lance naik, Saket Kumar, now declared a deserter.