January 7, 2009 12:37:44 am
A 23-year-old housewife from Kurla has filed a case of harassment against 11 members of her husbands family,including his grandmother,maternal uncles and paternal aunts.
Ranjana Sarode had approached the Kurla police on September 16 and filed an application describing the physical and mental torture by her husband and his family.
Police Inspector (Crime) B Jadhav from Kurla police station said,She insisted that we book the husband,Raju Ganpat Sarode,his mother,his grandmother,two brothers,two sisters,two maternal uncles and two paternal aunts for harassment and criminal intimidation.
He added,For two months we tried to amicably resolve the issue between the families by holding meetings with them. However,neither Sarode nor her husbands family were willing to change their stands so we registered the case of harassment on Monday.
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According to Sarodes statement,she married Raju in 2000 and the couple enjoyed a hassle-free life till 2004. Her husband,who runs a shoe shop,then began demanding money from her parents to build a new house. The other members also tortured her physically and mentally,the complaint said.
After Sarodes husband and others started harassing her,she shifted with her parents and has been staying with them for the past two years. She claims that she had brought Rs 50,000 in cash,electronic appliances and other valuables with her after their marriage, said Jhadav,
Adding,However,Rajus family wanted funds to buy a new house and began demanding money from her. They also reportedly cast aspersions on her character after which she along with her daughter left her husbands house, said Jadhav.
The police officials said that they will be arresting all the members soon and investigate their roles in the harassment case.
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