dowry News

Delhi: Woman set on fire, 10-year-old daughter calls cops

The girl was returning home after tuition with her younger sisters, when she heard her mother screaming from inside their house. The children went in and saw their mother’s clothes were burning.

Mumbai: 29-year-old CA, parents booked for ‘calling off wedding over dowry’

The groom’s family had reportedly asked the bride’s family to give 10 tola gold and also arrange for the wedding expenses.


Hyderabad: Techie commits suicide over alleged 'dowry harassment'

The woman hung herself from the ceiling fan of the bedroom after bolting the door from inside. Her father alleged that her in-laws started harassing her for dowry since August.

Uttar Pradesh: Woman beaten to death over dowry

The woman's husband and mother-in-law were arrested. Her body has been sent for post-mortem, Circle Officer said. The complainant has alleged that his daughter was being harassed over dowry since her marriage in 2015, the officer said.

Maneka Gandhi writes to IT minister seeking blocking of dowry calculator website

On filling out categories like, age, caste, profession, monthly income, skin colour etc., of the prospective groom, the website calculates the amount of dowry the potential groom can expect to receive.

‘Dowry demand not met’, man calls off wedding; three booked

The father of the 29-year-old woman filed a complaint on Sunday. “...We had contacted Sachin Paralkar’s family through a friend and a meeting was fixed at Star Mall in Dadar on November 25, last year.”


Uttar Pradesh: Wife given triple talaq, pushed off building by husband

The victim received serious injuries in the incident, Station House Officer of women police station Minakshi Sharma said.

Man returns Rs 4 lakh dowry; will set an example: Nitish Kumar

Harindra Kumar Singh, a former principal and a resident of Bhojpur district, on Sunday met the CM at the latter's official residence and said he was "inspired" by Kumar's appeal to shun dowry while solemnising marriages, a government release said.

Wary of anti-dowry law being 'abused', Supreme Court says no arrest till charges verified

The apex court, which passed a slew of directions to deal with complaints under section 498 A of the IPC including constitution of family welfare committees in every district, has observed that many of such complaints are not bonafide.

SC orders safeguards to prevent misuse of anti-dowry provision

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a slew of safeguards, including “involvement of civil society and sensitisation of investigation officers and magistrates”, to prevent widespread misuse of dowry prohibition provision under Indian Penal Code’s Section 498A.