35,493 deaths due to dowry from 2017 to 2021, highest number of dowry deaths in Uttar Pradesh

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New Delhi: Between 2017 and 2021, about 20 cases of dowry deaths were reported almost every day in the country and Uttar Pradesh reported a maximum of six dowry deaths every day. Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a question that between 2017 and 2021, 35,493 cases of dowry deaths were detected in the country.

He said that 7,466 cases of dowry deaths were reported in the year 2017, 7,167 cases in 2018, 7,141 cases in 2019, 6,966 cases in 2020, and 6,753 cases in 2021. Mishra told that during these five years in Uttar Pradesh maximum of six deaths due to dowry were reported every day.

He said that from 2017 to 2021, 5,354 cases of dowry deaths were reported in Bihar, 2,859 cases in Madhya Pradesh, 2,389 cases in West Bengal, and 2,244 cases in Rajasthan.

States like Gujarat, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, Goa, Meghalaya, and Manipur reported 0 to 50 cases from 2017 to 2021.