VELLORE: A 33-year-old woman filed a complaint with the All women Police Station here on Tuesday against her husband, his family members and friends alleging that they were harassing her demanding a dowry of `50 lakh.
The complainant, Kavitha Devi, of Virupachipuram in Vellore said, she was married to one Kanagaraj (37) of Tiruttani on February 10, 2014. The marriage was held in Vellore. She alleged that two weeks after their marriage, her husband started to harass her demanding a dowry of `50 lakh.
She further said, her mother-in-law Padmavathi, sister-in-law Kanagalatha and her husband Thirunavukarasu, besides relatives Chandra Banu and Velu had also been harassing her. She stated that Kanagaraj and his mother took away 17 sovereigns of jewels from her and forced her out of the house on August 8.
Kanagaraj also reportedly threatened Kavitha Devi that he would murder her, if she returned home without the cash. Acting on the complaint, the police filed a case against Kanagaraj and five others under section 498 (a) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of PIC read with 4 (penalty for demanding dowry) of The Prohibition of Dowry Act 1961.
The police said, they would transfer the case to their counterpart in Tiruttani for further probe as the incident had occurred in Tiruttani.