A recent legal case in New Delhi, where a man was acquitted of charges involving cruelty and dowry death, highlights the enduring complexities of dowry-related issues and the challenges women face in substantiating claims of abuse within this deeply rooted societal practice.
At least 141 people have died after a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Sunday evening. Most of those who died were women, children or elderly. The 230m (754ft) bridge on the Machchu river in Morbi was built in the 19th Century. It had reopened just a week ago after repairs. The Gujarat government has opened an investigation into the tragedy.