Australia set to become the first country outside India to have dowry law
Her murder came after years of violence, with the Victorian Coroner finding Beniwal had slapped her on the face, kicked her in the stomach, thrown empty glass bottles at her, and burnt her arm with hot tongs.
It all started with the exchange of a dowry, with the coroner finding "the initial discord within the marriage was the result of Mr Beniwal's family's demands for additional dowry".
"The Australian experience is mirroring the experience back in India, where every year about 8,000 to 8,500 murders are being recorded," Dr O'Connor warned.
|PHOTO: Deepshikha Godara was murdered by her husband in 2014.(Supplied)|
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