The Thiruparankundram All Women Police have registered an FIR against seven, including a former DMK State Minister and a retired Tahsildar.
A case was booked against former minister Pon Muthuramalingam (70), Deputy Tahsildar Sanmuga Sundaram of Park Town Main Road, Tapal Thanthi Nagar, his wife Tamilarasi, their son Ashok Ganesh, daughter Anitha and others, on a complaint from Saranya (27).
Saranya had married Ashok Ganesh, a software engineer in Australia, in 2008. According to the complaint, the bride’s family had given 110 sovereigns of gold, 5 kg of silver, ` 2.5 lakh cash and household goods worth `2 lakh, as dowry. Though the couple were living in Australia, the groom’s family harassed her for dowry.
Saranya alleged in her complaint that the former minister spoke in favour of her husband’s family, despite knowing about the atrocities they had committed on her. The former minister is said to be the groom’s family friend. All have been booked under various sections of the Dowry Act and the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act.