Dowry

  • Cases to be registered for being asked to prove 'chastity' 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • RAW officer sentenced to ten years imprisonment in dowry death case May 14, 2014

    A RAW officer was on Wednesday sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Bihar's Patna district which found him guilty of burning to death his wife for dowry in 2008. Additional District and Sessions Judge-XI Anil Kumar Singh passed the order sentencing the officer, Manish Kumar Singh, to...
  • Woman burnt alive for not meeting their dowry demands May 9, 2014

    A woman was burnt alive allegedly by her husband and in-laws for not meeting their dowry demands at Jhaberpur village in the district. The victim's father Krishanpal has alleged that the accused doused his daughter with kerosene and set her ablaze on Thursday. The body of the victim has been sent for...
  • Pakistani woman files dowry case against Indian husband May 8, 2014

    A Pakistani woman has filed a police complaint against her Indian husband alleging that she is being subjected to domestic violence over dowry demand. Iram, a Lahore resident had married Mohammed Athar, residing in Bareilly, nearly six years ago. According to the complaint, soon after marriage, Athar started to demand dowry of...
  • Shamli: Woman's body dugout from graveyard, sent for post-mortem May 6, 2014

    A woman's body was dug out from the graveyard in Garhi Pukhta village of Shamli district after her family alleged that she was burnt to death by her-in laws for dowry, police said. According to an FIR lodged by the woman's brother, the deceased identified as Shabina, was burnt to death...
  • Harassed over dowry, woman commits suicide May 2, 2014

    A 32-year-old woman on Thursday committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Indirapuram area here, allegedly after being consistently harassed by her husband for dowry. Based on a complaint filed by the woman's parents, police have arrested her husband, Karan Khanna, and registered a case...
  • Woman beaten to death allegedly by husband, brother-in-law over dowry April 26, 2014

    A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her husband and brother-in-law after she failed to fulfill their dowry demand of Rs 2 lakh. The victim Fatma was married to Azmat Ali 12 years back and the couple had two children. She was beaten to death on Friday at her marital...
  • Kidney not enough, woman immolates self over dowry demand, dies April 24, 2014

    Poonam Devi (28), who had donated one of her kidneys as part of a "dowry deal" to save the life of her ailing husband, succumbed to her injuries after she allegedly self-immolated herself in Hazaribagh district, the police said on Thursday. On April 16, Poonam, of Kavilashi village in Ichak police...