Dowry

  • Woman killed by husband, in-laws for failing to meet dowry demand 15-04-2014 02:12 PM

    A woman has been allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws over dowry in Bhokaheri village area in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Tuesday. According to a case registered against the accused, the victim identified as Pooja, was strangulated to death by her husband Kapil Kumar and in-laws on Monday over...
  • Men, Mulayam and misuse of women-centric laws 14-04-2014 02:06 PM

    He didn't know me but he cried over the phone like a 10-year-old when he spoke to me. He said, "Didi my only mistake was being in a relationship with her for a year. My friends told me she has several other partners and I started distancing myself. Thus began...
  • CJ Kuldeep fights for justice after in-laws set his sister on fire for dowry 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    CJ Kuldeep Yadav is appealing for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the ghastly crime carried on her sister who was set ablaze by her in-laws after she failed to fulfill their repeated demands for dowry. ...
  • Baratis held hostage for hours by bride's family as groom arrives drunk 08-03-2014 08:47 AM

    A 23-year-old girl has called off her wedding after the groom arrived in an inebriated condition for the marriage ceremonyin Hapur area, police said today. Upset with groom's behaviour, girl's parents and relatives held him along with "baraatis"hostage for hours and they were released only when local police intervened into...
  • 30-year-old woman allegedly raped and kept in confinement for 11 months 04-03-2014 03:37 PM

    A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped for 11 months by a man who kept her locked in a room in Bhattabasti area in Jaipur, police said on Tuesday. The woman in her complaint to a local court last year also accused Ramkhilari Saini and his wife Geeta of attempting to...
  • Mathura: Grooms demand dowry during ceremony, spend their wedding night in jail 26-02-2014 11:26 AM

    A wedding of two brothers with two sisters in Mathuraended with the two grooms cooling their heels behind bars after they clashed with the family of the girls demanding extra cash and articles in dowry. Six persons from both sides were injured in the clash that followed the heated altercation....
  • Husband, in-laws kill 25-year-old woman over dowry 16-02-2014 07:14 PM

    A 25-year-old married woman was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Indira Nagar Village in Barabanki, police said on Sunday. Priyanka was found hanging from ceiling yesterday, they said, adding a case was registered by the victim's father against her husband Keshav, father-in-law Chhotelal, brother-in-law Vijay...
  • Solar scam: 3.5-year-old son’s evidence nails Biju in wife murder case 23-01-2014 02:10 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Solar Scam accused Biju Radhakrishnan is found guilty of murdering his wife Reshmi. His mother Rajammal, was found guilty of dowry harassment under section 498 (A) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The judgement was pronounced by the Kollam Principal district and sessions court Judge Ashok Menon. The prosecution...
  • Chennai: Woman files dowry complaint against HC Judge 22-01-2014 11:34 PM

    Chennai: The daughter-in-law of an Andhra Pradesh High Court judge on Wednesday lodged a dowry harassment complaint against him and his family members with the police. Kavya Rao, daughter of a Chennai-based businessman, handed over her complaint to senior police officials at the city police commissionerate, police said. In her...
  • Muslim clerics to boycott marriage of drunkards, dowry seekers 14-01-2014 03:36 PM

    Drunkards and dowry seekers in eastern states will find it difficult to get their marriage solemnised with a group of Muslim clerics deciding to boycott such people. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of clerics called in Biharsharif by Kazi Maulana Mansoor Alam, chief of "Darul-Qaza",...
  • Woman beaten to death by in-laws, family hold protest 03-01-2014 11:58 PM

    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 ofPolice here in Saharanpur district seeking action against the accused. A police official said that a large group of people from...
  • Delhi: Ex-Congress MLA arrested in dowry death case 03-11-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested a former Congress MLA alongwith his wife and son in a dowry death case. Sadiram was arrested for the death of his daughter-in-law who was found hanging in a house in Keshavpuram in North West Delhi. Police claimed that 27-year-old Rekha's father told...
  • Delhi: Woman gets 7 years imprisonment for abetting daughter-in-law's rape 02-10-2013 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: A 55-year-old woman has been sent to seven years in jail by a Delhi court for harassing and encouraging her minor son to rape her elder daughter-in-law, who was harassed for dowry and committed suicide during trial. The victim's minor brother-in-law, who was accused of raping her, was...
  • Two get 10 years imprisonment for raping 17-year-old girl 01-10-2013 12:24 PM

    A local court in Muzaffarnagar has convicted two youths of raping a minor and sentenced them to 10 years of imprisonment. Additional District Sessions Judge Chandra Bhushan Singh has also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of the accused, Dilshad and Imran, after holding them guilty of abducting...
  • Odisha: Man suspects wife's infidelity, slashes her private parts 30-09-2013 03:35 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A man in Odisha, suspecting his wife of infidelity, allegedly tonsured her, slashed her private parts with a blade and stabbed her with a tubelight. The man has been arrested, police said on Monday. The gory incident occurred in the state capital Bhubaneswar on September 24, but came to...
  • Dowry deaths: One woman dies every hour in India 02-09-2013 09:41 AM

    One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country, which has seen a steady rise in such cases between 2007 and 2011, according to official data. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,233 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from various...
  • Every hour an Indian woman dies over dowry: Report 01-09-2013 07:33 PM

    New Delhi:One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country, which has seen a steady rise in such cases between 2007 and 2011, according to official data. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,233 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from...
  • 32-year-old woman killed over Dowry in UP 31-08-2013 12:09 PM

    Bedaun: A 32-year-old woman was allegedly killed over dowry in Chaahmir locality under Sadar Kotwali police station area here, police said on Saturday. Seema Gupta, a teacher in a local school, was found hanging from the ceiling in her house Friday morning following which her brother Rajiv has lodged a...
  • Sambhal: Pregnant woman set ablaze by husband, in-laws over dowry 30-08-2013 12:53 PM

    A pregnant married woman wasallegedly killed by her in-laws over dowry in Hayat Nagar area in Sambhal, police said on Friday. Roopwati's (25) in-laws allegedly sprinkled kerosene oilon her and set her ablaze on Thursday as her family memberscould not meet their dowry demands, they said. She was rushed to...
  • Freedom from gender: Imagining equality for men and women in India 26-08-2013 01:10 PM

    The idea that we are equal stops at the ground beneath our feet. The soil of India, the land of Bharat, is owned chiefly by men. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO), women account for only 9.5 per cent of land-holders. Their figures drew on...
  • 43-year-old man arrested for blackmailing wife over dowry demands 21-08-2013 05:48 AM

    A businessman was held here for blackmailing his wife and demanding dowry from her family after threatening to release her nude photographs on the internet, police said Tuesday. Accused Gagandeep, 43, a resident of DLF Phase-1, was arrested on Monday night for shooting nude photographs of his wife, 40, and...
  • Man booked for killing wife over dowry 20-08-2013 01:50 PM

    A woman was allegedly killed by her husband for dowry in Firozabad district, police said in Firozabad on Tuesday. The body of the victim, identified as Anju, 25, was recovered from her house in Nagla Vishnu locality in Linepar area after neighbours informed the police on Monday, they said. An...
  • Pregnant woman burnt to death by husband, in-laws over dowry 15-08-2013 12:51 PM

    An eight-month pregnant woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband and in-laws over dowry in Babugarh area, police said in Hapur on Thursday. Naresh Devi was allegedly set on fire by her husband Puran and in-laws on late on Tuesday night in Upeda village. She was rushed to...
  • Woman commits suicide over blackmail by sister-in-law 14-08-2013 04:48 AM

    A 20-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after being threatened by her sister-in-law of implicating her in a case of dowry harassment, police said in Kanpur on Tuesday. Aarti hanged herself in her room on Monday, police said. A suicide note has been recovered in which she has blamed her sister-in-law...
  • 20-year-old woman dies after being poisoned by in-laws over dowry 07-08-2013 11:42 AM

    A 20-year-old woman was allegedly poisoned by her in-laws over dowry in Jasrana area in Firozabad, police said on Wednesday. In a complaint filed by the victim's family, Arti died on Tuesday after she was allegedly poisoned by her in-laws for not being able to meet their dowry demands. An...
  • Army doctor missing from Meerut for past 2 months found in Mumbai 05-08-2013 02:41 PM

    An Army doctor, who was reported missing for over two months and feared dead, has been found with her children at the residence of her domestic help's relative in Mumbai, police said on Monday. "Major Rehmani Khan, 35, a medical officer in a field hospital in Meerut Cant, who was...
  • Gitanjali murder case: CJM booked for dowry death 30-07-2013 05:21 PM

    Gurgaon: Chief Judicial Magistrate Ravneet Garg has been booked along with his parents on a charge of dowry death after his wife Gitanjali's bullet-ridden dead body was found inside the Police Lines compound on July 17. According to the Civil Lines SHO Naresh Kumar, although Gitanjali's relatives had on July...
  • Delhi: JNU students protest over Kerala Navy sex assault complainant's arrest 28-07-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: JNU students are on protest after a forgery case was filed against the wife of a navy officer who levelled allegations of sexual harassment and wife swapping against her husband. However, Sujata Sahoo's lawyer told CNN-IBN that she is being targeted and is under pressure to drop the...
  • Dasna jail prisoner facing dowry charges flees from hospital 28-07-2013 07:51 AM

    A prisoner, who was lodged in Dasna Jail in a dowry death case, on Saturday fled from MMG district hospital here. The prisoner, Sajid, who was admitted in the hospital on July 21 for tuberculosis treatment, fled on Saturday morning, Dasna Jail superintendent Briesh Raj Sharma said. Sajid was lodged...
  • Woman allegedly set ablaze by in-laws for dowry 27-07-2013 07:09 PM

    A 26-year-old woman wasallegedly set on fire by her in-laws for dowry in Reoti areahere, police said on Saturday. Nirmala was immolated by her husband Rajesh, his motherChandmuni, brother Awadhesh and sister Tara in Bhojchappravillage last night, they said. On the complaint made by the victim's brother, a case hasbeen...