The district police on Saturday booked a government physical education teacher of Arasampatti government school on charges of harassing his wife seeking jewellery and several lakhs of rupees as dowry. The police also booked the teacher’s parents in Usilampatti.
According to police, the complaint was filed by Anjela (30), wife of Manimaran, of Usilampatti. She said in the complaint that she married Manimaran, a physical education teacher in Arasampatti government higher secondary school in Theni, in 2002.
Manimaran was self employed at the time of marriage and got the teacher’s job only in 2010. Ever since, he and his family members had allegedly been demanding more jewellery and cash as dowry from Anjela, the complaint said.
“We gave 65 sovereign gold jewels during the wedding in 2002. But my husband and his family members demanded 25 sovereign gold more and `3 lakh cash. My parents gave them 10 sovereigns gold and `1 lakh but they were not satisfied. My husband continuously tortured and attacked me even after I got pregnant,” the complainant said to the police.
The Usilampatti police booked a case against Manimaran (35), his father Kazhuvan, Leela and Rani under Sections 405 (Criminal breach of trust), 294(b) (Using filthy language), 313 (Causing miscarriage without woman’s consent), 506(ii) (Criminal Intimidation) and 511 (Attempting to commit offences) of IPC and Section 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.