Dowry

  • Bihar: Woman locked up in bathroom for three years for dowry in Darbhanga September 8, 2014

    Darbhanga In a shocking case of human cruelty, a 25-year-old married woman was allegedly kept confined here in a bathroom for the last three years by her husband and in-laws for not meeting their dowry demands, police said on Monday. The victim was rescued yesterday by police from a house in...
  • Child marriage worse than rape, says Delhi court September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Child marriage "is an evil worse than rape" and should be completely eradicated from society, said a Delhi court while ordering registration of a case against a girl's parents for getting her married at a tender age. Metropolitan magistrate Shivani Chauhan issued the direction while hearing a case...
  • Man files FIR against son-in-law alleging daughter's murder over dowry August 7, 2014

    A 28-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her husband for dowry in Kotwali area Hardoi, police said on Thursday. The victim identified as Sarita was attacked with a hammer by her husband Ramendra Verma in Koyalbagh locality on Wednesday. Sarita's family members have lodged an FIR against seven persons, including Ramendra, in...
  • 28-year-old woman poisoned to death by in-laws over dowry August 6, 2014

    A 28-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her in-laws for dowry at Buara village under Khatoli Police Station in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. Neha, wife of Zail Singh was poisoned to death yesterday by her in-laws, SHO, Gajender Singh said, adding, police has registered a case against seven persons including Singh on...
  • Man gets life imprisonment for killing his wife over dowry six years ago August 1, 2014

    A man was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Badaun for killing his wife for dowry six years ago. Additional District Judge SN Tripathi awarded life imprisonment to Amirchand for killing his wife Laxmi on April 5, 2008. Amirchand had demanded Rs 50,000 and a motorcycle in dowry....
  • Woman dies at husband's house; father alleges murder for dowry July 27, 2014

    A 23-year-old woman died at her husband's house in Sanjay Nagar locality here, after which her father has a lodged a case of dowry death against the in-laws, police said on Sunday. According to the statement of the victim Neetu's husband Jagdish, she was found unconscious on a bed on Saturday...
  • Dowry death: Woman charred to death by husband, in-laws July 27, 2014

    A 24-year-old woman was allegedly burnt by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Aurai area of the district, police said in Bhadohi on Sunday. The victim, identified as Suman was burnt by her husband Satya Narain and his father over a demand for dowry in Kolahalpur village on Saturday evening,...
  • Cases to be registered for being asked to prove 'chastity' July 23, 2014

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • Telugu actress Rambha, her family booked in dowry harassment case July 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Rambha, her parents and her brother have been booked for abuse and dowry harassment. The complaint has been filed by Rambha's sister-in-law. Rambha's sister-in-law has alleged that the family has been abusing her mentally and physically for the past few years. The case was registered by the Banjara...
  • Delhi: Husband, in-laws acquitted in 14-year-old dowry death case July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, along with his four family members, has been acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry which led to her death. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala absolved east Delhi residents Dinesh Kumar Gautam, an Air force employee, his mother...
  • Woman strangulated to death by husband, in-laws for dowry July 18, 2014

    A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband and his family over dowry demands in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman identified as Ruchi was strangulated to death by the accused in Krishnapuri locality on Thursday. The body was later hanged from the ceiling to make it appear like a case of...
  • Woman's fingers chopped off by 'dowry-demanding' husband July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old woman's four fingers were chopped off when her husband, who had allegedly been demanding dowry, tried to stab her at her mother's residence in east Delhi's Mandawali area on Thursday. The attack happened at around 1 pm when Sonam Verma, a mother of two-year-old, went to her...
  • Crime rate in Rajasthan rise by 14.79 per cent in 2013: Police report July 13, 2014

    Rajasthan has recorded 1,96,224 cases of crime, including 3,285 of rape and 1,573 murder, in 2013, about 14.79 per cent higher than 2012, according to a state police report. Crimes against women also saw an alarming jump of 32.65 per cent with 29,150 cases recorded in 2013, as against 21,975 cases...
  • Misuse of Dowry and Domestic Violence Act is a Human Rights Issue July 9, 2014

    Media suddenly seems to have woken up from slumber in last four-five days on the misuse of section 498A. Every news channel is debating recent judgment by the Supreme Court (SC) - restricting immediate arrests of husband and family members under 498A. I also happened to be on one such...
  • Man kills wife, buries body in agricultural field July 9, 2014

    A man allegedly killed his wife and buried her body in an agricultural field in a village here before ploughing the ground to avoid suspicion. The body of the woman, Pramila Devi, was found on Wednesday with police suspecting it to be a case of dowry. "She was married around a year...
  • No Dowry arrests till magistrate's nod: Share your views July 3, 2014

    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. CNN-IBN takes calls of...
  • Dowry law misused by disgruntled housewives, stop automatic arrests: SC July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. The court...
  • Woman beaten to death by husband, in-laws after she failed to fulfil dowry demands July 2, 2014

    A 26-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws after she failed to fulfil their dowry demands, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday at Khatauli town in the district, they said. Ayesha got married to Irshad in Khatoli on May 30, 2010. Later, a...
  • Woman found dead after allegedly falling from terrace in Kanpur June 30, 2014

    A 20-year-old woman was found dead after allegedly falling from a terrace in Govind Nagar area here in Kanpur, police said on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Nidhi Shukla. Her husband Vishwas Shukla told police that he had a fight with his wife on Sunday and had beaten her, following...
  • Woman found dead under suspicious circumstances at her in-laws house, family alleges dowry killing June 25, 2014

    A woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances at her in-laws house in Chamanganj area of the city, with her parents alleging that she was murdered for dowry. Kalim Akhtar, husband of deceased Shaheen Bano (30), said that she committed suicide by setting herself on fire on Tuesday but her parents...
  • Two persons arrested for killing woman for dowry June 23, 2014

    A man along with his brother has been arrested while dumping the dead body of his wife here, in an alleged incident of dowry death, police said on Monday. Vijendra Singh, husband of the deceased woman and his brother Rajendra Singh, were arrested on Sunday by the Tanda city police while...
  • 40-year-old man arrested for allegedly solemnising his marriage third time June 23, 2014

    A 40-year-old man was arrested along with his minor bride for allegedly solemnising his marriage for the third time at Milak town in Rampur, police said on Monday. The couple was picked up by a contingent of police on Sunday from a wedding mandap, after a woman claiming to be the...
  • Woman, her daughter burnt alive by husband, in-laws for dowry June 18, 2014

    A woman and her six-year-old daughter was burnt alive allegedly by her husband and in-laws in Khananka village for not meeting their dowry demands. Police registered an FIR on the basis of a complaint made by Mehndi Hasan who alleged that his daughter Sanno (24) and Rukhsar (6) were burnt alive...
  • Policeman shoots his mother-in-law to death for filing dowry case June 9, 2014

    Apparently resenting a dowry harassment case filed against him, a police constable allegedly shot dead his mother-in-law on Monday with his service rifle and also injured two others, including his father-in-law, police said. Later, constable Ashok Gathe (30), posted at Pandhrinath police station, also tried to kill himself with the same...
  • Gurgaon: Woman kills herself after husband's taunt on skin colour June 6, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 29-year-old woman committed suicide on Thursday after her husband taunted her on her skin colour, police said, adding he has been arrested on dowry death charges. Pooja, hailed from Uttarakhand's Nainital, committed suicide early hours on Thursday in her house in Jyoti Park. She lived with her husband Virendra...
  • Woman killed over dowry, another commits suicide in Jharkhand June 1, 2014

    A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband and brother-in-law over dowry in Palamu district on Saturday, police said. Rekha Devi, was killed by her husband Sanatan Sao and brother-in-law for failing to fulfill their dowry demands at Saradiha village, they said. Rekha's father, Roopdeo Sao has lodged an FIR accusing his...
  • Srinagar: Husband, in-laws demand dowry, burn 20-year-old with acid May 25, 2014

    Srinagar: A shocking incident of domestic violence has left a 20 year newly wed woman with burnt hands and feet in Srinagar. The woman has alleged that her husband and in-laws demanded dowry and subjected her to inhuman torture and threw acid on her. "A year back 20 year old...
  • Woman dies under mysterious circumstances, family claims dowry death May 23, 2014

    A 22-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances but her bother alleged that she was killed by her in-laws over dowry in Lakshapur village in Bhadohi, police said on Friday. Neelam, who tied nuptial knots with Jitendra Pandey a year ago, died yesterday. Later, her brother lodged a complaint with police alleging...
  • Three sentenced to life imprisonment in dowry murder case May 22, 2014

    A local court on Thursday sentenced three members of a family to life imprisonment for killing a woman and her infant girl over dowry in Palamau district four years back. The court of Additional District Judge KK Srivastav convicted and sentenced Pankaj Choudhury, his father Shiv Choudhury and mother Champa Devi...
  • Air Force officer assaults wife over dowry, arrested May 20, 2014

    An Air Force officer has been arrested, along with his parents, for allegedly harassing and assaulting his wife for dowry, police said on Monday. Flight Lieutenant Akash Singh, posted at the Halwara Air Force Station in Punjab, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly harassing and beating up his wife for dowry. A...