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Woman ‘beaten up’ for dowry

A case of dowry-related violence has been registered by the Zirakpur Police against the husband and the in-laws of the victim.

A case of dowry-related violence has been registered by the Zirakpur Police against the husband and the in-laws of the victim. The case was registered on the complaint of Jatinder Kaur,who is currently undergoing treatment at the Civil hospital,Dera Bassi for injuries received after she was beaten up by her husband and in-laws.

Sandeep who originally belonged to village Jangpura,Patiala district,was married to Jatinder Singh,a resident of Singhpura,Zirakpur,in November last year.

The complainant has alleged that her family had paid Rs 45,000 at the time of the marriage to her in-laws. Only days after the marriage,Jatinder,along with his parents and sister started asking for more money from the victim.

Shamsher Singh,Investigating Officer (IO) of the case,told Newsline,“On Thursday morning,Sandeep was allegedly beaten up by her husband who was demanding money. After he (Jatinder) left,his brother Harvinder along with his parents and sister beat Sandeep. She had to be admitted to the hospital.”

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Apparently,she had been beaten up four to five times previously,but every time the local Panchayat and the relatives made them reach a compromise.

First published on: 28-08-2011 at 01:41 IST
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