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Woman beaten up for not bringing dowry; husband,in-laws booked

After Karamjeet Kaur,a resident of Desumajra village,filed a complaint alleging that she was assaulted by her in-laws for not fulfilling their dowry demands...

After Karamjeet Kaur,a resident of Desumajra village,filed a complaint alleging that she was assaulted by her in-laws for not fulfilling their dowry demands ,the local police have booked her husband Taranjeet Singh,father-in-law Jagjeet Singh and mother-in-law Rajinder Kaur on Friday.

The four have been booked on charges of voluntarily causing hurt,criminal breach of trust and subjecting the complainant to cruelty and harassment for demanding dowry under Sections 323,406 and 498-A of the IPC. No one has been arrested yet.

In her complaint,Kaur said she married Taranjeet in 2006. But soon after,her husband and in-laws started harassing her for dowry.

“Recently,they asked me to bring Rs 20 lakh from my parents,who were unable to give such a huge amount. They mercilessly beat me up and forced me out of the house,” alleged Kaur,who is a native of Punjab chief minister’s Badal village in Muktsar district.

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First published on: 10-10-2009 at 11:31:33 pm
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