Software technician arrested for driving wife to suicide over #Dowry

September 28, 2014

They had been married for only six months. But unable to bear her her husband’s abuse over dowry, another young woman in India hanged herself.

Man in New #Delhi kills pregnant wife for dowry – via Times of #India

October 1, 2014

In New Delhi, a young, pregnant housewife was battered to death by her husband who had been demanding from her. There appears to be an increase in the number of cases of pregnant women killed for dowry. It is possible these women were found to be carrying females fetuses. Usually that is when the demand for dowry increases.

Three Brothers Convicted of Murdering For Dowry

Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, 25 February, 2012

Chaitanya had married Jhunu Behera of Puri in July 2002.  Soon after, the husband and in-laws began harassing her for more dowry money.  On March 07, 2009, five people ganged up together — her husband, his two brothers and two sisters-in-law and together killed Chaitanya by setting her on fire.  She died at SCB Medical College two weeks later. Police had recorded her dying declaration based on which the husband, his two brothers and as many sisters-in-law were charged under Sections 302 and 498-A of IPC and 4 of DP Act under a fast-track court.  While four of the family members were convicted,  one of the sisters-in-law, was acquitted by the court. Full report here

Four Get Life-Imprisonment For Dowry Murder

Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh, January 19, 2012

The additional District and Session’s Judge Sunil Kumar, handed life imprisonment to Sunita Kumar’s husband, mother, sister and brother, holding them guilty of murdering Sunita eight years ago in a dowry related case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of the convicts. The report here.

A School Teacher and Law Graduate Murders For Dowry

New Delhi, November 24, 2011

Rekha Rani’s husband, along with his sisters and mother, had tortured her mentally and physically and called her names, beat her up and often threw her out of the house as they demanded dowry from Rekha’s parents.  They even threatened to kill her. On May 9, 2011, Sanjeev, the husband, called up Rekha’s mother to say that her daughter was not keeping well and wanted to meet her.  When Rekha’s mother reached her daughter’s matrimonial home along with her husband, she found the house locked from outside and was informed by neighbours that her daughter has been taken to hospital as she had supposedly hanged herself.  Rekha had been declared “brought dead” at the hospital. She has left behind a two-year-old son.  After knowing of her daughter’s death at the hospital, Rekha’s parents told the police that her daughter was being harassed and tortured by her in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry. One of Rekha Rani’s torturers who has now been denied bail was her sister-in-law Seema Singhal, a school teacher and a law graduate. The report here.

Bride Beaten To Death For Motorcycle

Banka District, Bihar, December 03, 2011

A court in Bihar’s Banka district today sentenced the husband and father-in-law to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each in the dowry death case of  Sunita Devi last year.  The duo beat Sunita to death after she failed to provide them with the motorcycle they demanded. Read the full report here.

Policeman Kills Wife For Dowry

Kendrapara, Orissa, July 14, 2011

Ranjita Sahu, 26, was  murdered by her cop husband and his parents for failing to bring home Rs 50,000 as dowry. The victim, who got married in 2009, was  being tortured both physically and mentally by her husband and in-laws. The victim’s parents, who are poor, failed to meet their dowry demands, the police said quoting the written complaintRead the report.


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