Even the Known and Famous Are Victims of Dowry Abuse

Lucknow April 08, 2012

Dowry torture effects every strata of Indian society.  Even the families that are known and famous.

This time the victim was Preeti Singh, the grand-daughter of the legendary Indian hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, winner of three Olympic Gold medals, and considered one of the best international hockey players.   She and her children were thrown out from the house after being subject to abuse for dowry over an extensive period of time.

Preeti said, “Neerav used to abuse us every day along with his father, mother and other relatives. He was torturing me for dowry since our marriage. They demanded a house from my parents on the very second day of our marriage.”  Even her children who are 10 and 12 years old were abused.  The daughter is so traumatized, she cannot speak.

However the police is treating this as a “family dispute” and apparently tried to convince the husband to take them back into his house, which he refused to do.  Report here

 

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