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.

Woman Kills Daughters and Commits Suicide Over Dowry

Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, September 22, 2011

Anguished over torture by her husband and mother-in-law over dowry, a 32-year-old woman, Venamma killed her two daughters aged 5 and 4 by pushing them into a well, and later committed suicide by jumping into the well. The incident took place at Vencherla village in Peddakothapally mandal of Mahbubnagar district . Read the report

Pregnant Woman Strangled and Killed For Dowry

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 01 October, 2011

A 25-year-old woman, Neera Verma, who was six months pregnant, was murdered by her husband and in-laws for dowry in the Chakeri district. Neeru’s husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law had asked her to get them a motorcycle, a washing machine and cash from her parents’ house. When Neeru refused, all of them  assaulted her with leather belts,  strangled her to death with a nylon rope and later hanged her body from the ceiling of her room. Read the full report

Pregnant Woman Murdered For Dowry

Pune, October 03, 2011

A 21-year-old married woman, Kalpana Pokharakar, who was four months pregnant, was murdered by her husband and in-laws on Saturday and her corpse thrown into a well to make it look like suicide. Kalpana was married on May 15 this year in a mass marriage ceremony that took place in Ambegaon,  Pune district.  The police said “During the marriage, Rodhe had given 4 tolas of gold. However, some days later, the suspects started harassing Kalpana and demanded an additional Rs2 lakh for purchase of an apartment.” Read report here

A Female Bank Manager Is Victim of Dowry Harassment

Mumbai, 19 April 2011

Komal Cheda, 31, a Bank manager at HDFC,  one of India’s top banks, hanged and killed herself in Mumbai after being mentally and physically abused by her husband and his parents for dowry.  Her father said Komal’s ordeal started immediately after marriage. Her bankrupt husband and parents-in-law kept demanding money from Komal to repay their loan. “They did not allow her to employ a maid….Komal even gave Rs2 lakh to [her husband's] younger brother, for higher studies in the US.”  Read the report here.  

Amrita Kumari’s Attempted Gang-Murder For Dowry

September 26, 2011, Patna

Amrita Kumari was thrown off Patna’s Gandhi Setu by Singh and his uncle on Wednesday evening. Fishermen at Rasalpur Ganga Ghat in Samastipur district, over 40 km away, saw her floating senseless the next morning and rescued her. “My husband, his uncle, my mother-in-law and a family friend of theirs took me to the Ganga bridge in the evening in a car. My husband and his friend grabbed my hands while my husband’s uncle and his friend grabbed my feet to throw me down into the Ganga to die,” Kumari told a magistrate Saturday. Read the full report here.

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