Dowry Harassment

  • Woman beaten to death by in-laws, family hold protest January 3, 2014

    The kin of a woman who was allegedly beaten to death by her in-laws held a protest on Friday with her body at the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police here in Saharanpur district seeking action against the accused. A police official said that a large group of people from the...
  • Indore: Woman industrialist goes missing October 29, 2012

    Indore: A woman director in a leading iron and steel company in Indore has gone missing, police said on Monday. Akanksha Rathi was a director in Rathi Iron and Steel. Her husband, Anirudh Rathi, had in fact, died under mysterious circumstances in Delhi in September this year. Akanksha's death adds a...
  • Delhi: 5 cases of domestic abuse in 24 hours September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Highlighting the rise in crime against women in the national capital, five cases of dowry related violence were reported in a span pf 24 hours on Sunday. Three women were found dead in the capital over the past 24 hours in three separate cases of suspected dowry harassment...
  • Delhi: 4 cases of domestic abuse in 24 hours September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Three women were found dead in the capital over the past 24 hours in three separate cases of suspected dowry harassment. In a fourth incident, a woman in Najafgarh suffered 90 per cent burns after her husband allegedly set her on fire, again for dowry. The victim is...
  • Delhi moves to save men from fake dowry cases June 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is following in Hyderabad’s footsteps with regard to arrests and probe in dowry cases. This essentially means those accused of dowry harassment will be arrested only after a thorough probe. The Delhi police chief says it has been done so as to avoid increasing misuse...
  • Woman commits suicide, parents blame in-laws May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old woman committed suicide because of alleged dowry harassment. Aastha Jain was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her bedroom and her suicide note blamed her in-laws and husband Amit Jain for the death. ...
  • Dowry case: Pak doc says victim was 'harassed' November 21, 2007

    Chennai: Twenty-three-year-old Smalin Jenita signals victory after battling a grueling ordeal. In what could be a new twist to the incident, a Pakistani pathologist Sardar Inamullah, who rescued Smalin, confirms that her husband and in-laws had tried to push her out of a moving car. “Smalin was brought to our hospital...
  • Sex twist to dowry case, NCW probes bare truth July 13, 2007

    New Delhi/Rajkot: On July 6, a young woman in Rajkot protested dowry harassment by walking semi-nude on the city streets. Twenty-two-year-old Pooja Chauhan hit headlines after she took to the shocking form of protest alleging torture by her in-laws and husband, embarrassing the police into filing a dowry harassment case...
  • Woman strips, walks in city against dowry demand July 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Residents of Rajkot city in Gujarat were shocked on Wednesday when a woman walked on a busy road semi-nude to protest against dowry harassment. Pooja Chauhan, 22, alleges her husband and in-laws are harassing her for dowry and bearing a girl child. Soon after Pooja’s protest, police arrested her...
  • Prabhakar named in dowry case August 23, 2006

    New Delhi: A case of dowry harassment has been registered against former cricketer Manoj Prabhakar, more than four years after his estranged wife filed a complaint against him for torturing her. The case was registered against the former all-rounder at Kalkaji police station in South Delhi...