Posted on August 4, 2015 by THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN
Bangalore, July 25, 2015
22-year-old Nalina hanged herself soon after her engagement when her fiance’s family threatened to call off the wedding if their dowry demands were not met. She left behind a 12 page suicide note.The wedding was scheduled to be held in Shira on September 5 and 6. Nalina, a resident of Ashwatha Nagar on Old Airport Road, was working as a sales promoter in a reputed mall. She committed suicide at her house on July 8 when her family members had gone to Tumakuru to attend the final rites of another relative who had died there.
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Posted on July 24, 2015 by Rita Banerji
3 July 2015, Vellore
23 year old with her 9 month son committed suicide, also killing him, as she jumped into a water tank with her baby in her arms. She lived with her mother-in-law who had been harassing her for dowry while her husband worked in Singapore
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Posted on June 30, 2015 by THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN
Moga, June 19, 2015
26 year old Mandeep Kaur supposed suicide by burning, is yet another suspicious case of dowry abuse. Her husband and inlaws had been abusing her for dowry since her marriage two years ago. According to her mother, Parkash Kaur, she received a phone call from Hariewala on Thursday that Mandeep Kaur had burnt herself by pouring petrol on herself and was undergoing treatment at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot.
“As soon as we received the phone call, we reached the hospital immediately but Mandeep Kaur was declared dead by the doctors of in the emergency ward,” said Parkash Kaur. After autopsy, the body handed over to family members.
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Posted on June 15, 2015 by Rita Banerji
12 June 2015, Bangalore
Deepika B. , a 24 year-old Amazon. com, committed suicide, and left a note saying she did so because she could not bear the abuse by her husband for dowry. She had moved out of her in-laws and husband’s house, to escape the abuse and had been living separately. But her parents were pressurizing her to return to her husband’s house and compromise to make the marriage work.
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Posted on May 14, 2015 by Rita Banerji
Shirdi, 12 May 2015
24-year-old Yogita Mahale committed suicide by hanging herself in a village here, police said today. Yogita a resident of Pohegaon village, who was being harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws, is said to have committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her residence on Thursday Shirdi police station in-charge Pramod Wagh said.
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Posted on April 30, 2015 by Rita Banerji
20 April Mumbai
A High Court had refused bail to the husband of a woman who was found drowned to death with her 1 year old son in a lake. The husband claimed it was suicide. But the judge argued even if it was, she was driven to it because of persistent harassment and abuse for dowry and gold.
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Posted on April 1, 2015 by THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN
March 31, 2015, New Delhi
In a case where the prosecution has argued that physically abused by the husband for dowry, a woman was driven to suicide, as is the case with hundreds of dowry related deaths (murders) in India, the judge in a Delhi trial court ruled that “Minor incidents of beatings” do not amount to cruelty upon wife, while acquitting a man in the dowry death case of his wife. Giving the benefit of doubt to Delhi resident Jagmohan, the court said, “Minor incidents of beatings on small issues can take place in any household and it would be unsafe and rather hazardous to overstretch these and give them the colour of cruelty as defined in the explanation attached to Section 498A IPC.”
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