Dowry and dowry killings refer to the suicide or murder of a bride that her husband and family committed shortly after the marriage because of their dissatisfaction with dowry. It is usually the culmination of a series of previous domestic abuses by the man`s family.  Most dowry deaths occur when the young woman, unable to endure harassment and torture, commits suicide by taking herself away from death or consuming poison. Dowry deaths also include burning the bride, where brides in doused kerosene and set on fire by the man or his family. Sometimes, because of her ability to commit suicide, the bride may end up setting fire.  Dowry has been a widespread practice in modern Indian times and may, in this context, take the form of a payment of cash or gifts from the bride`s family to the groom`s family at the wedding. There are variations in the prevalence of dowry based on geography and class. Northern states are more likely to participate in the dowry system among all classes, and dowry is more in the form of physical and mobile goods.  In the South, the marriage pricing system is more frequent and more frequent in the form of land or other hereditary property. This system is linked to the social structure of marriage that keeps marriage within or close to family relationships.  Michael Witzel, for his part, asserts that the ancient Indian literature indicates that dowry practices were not significant during the Vedic period.
 Witzel also notes that in ancient India, women had property rights either by appointment or as brothers. In this law, “dowry” means any valuable good or security given directly or indirectly: in modern times, the concept of dowry has developed and Indian families no longer practice the traditional Vedic concept of dowry.  This is because over time, the price of marriage has gradually disappeared and dowry has become the dominant form of transmission.  In modern times, the practice of dowry requires that the bride`s family be transferred to the groom`s family in exchange for marriage. b) prevent or promote as much as possible the ingestion or solicitation of dowry; The case of dowry Nisha Sharma was an anti-dowry complaint in India. It began in 2003, when Nisha Sharma accused her groom-to-be, Munish Dalal, of asking for dowry.  The case has been widely reported in Indian and international media. Nisha Sharma was presented as an icon of youth and a role model for other women.  Subsequently, however, it turned out that Nisha had invented the charges to get out of the marriage, and in 2012 all the defendants were acquitted.   Indian criminal laws have been completely amended to include dowry as a criminal offence.
 Article 304B was added to the Indian Penal Code of 1860 (“IPC”), which made the death of mitotoxin a special criminal offence, punishable by a minimum prison term of 7 years and a maximum life sentence. It provided that if a woman`s death was caused by burns or bodily harm or within 7 years of her marriage under suspicious circumstances, and if there was evidence that she had been cruelly or harassed by her husband or family prior to her death with respect to the dowry requirement, the husband or family is considered the cause of death.  The law also makes any agreement that is made in the registration or filing of an ovoid agreement. (g) It is proposed that a new offence of “death of the dowry” be included in the Indian Penal Code, and the necessary amendments to the 1973 Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act of 1872 have also been proposed.