According to the case documents, Krishan Das used to torture his wife Ram Dulari for dowry since after their marriage.

He sent Ram Dulari to the house of her brother on 21 February 2016, beating her black and blue. On 26 February, Ram Dulari's brother sent her back to her house.

But on 27 February, Krishan Das's uncle called him and said his sister had died. Ram Dulari's brother later filed the case with Hazaribagh police station.