COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore city police have registered a case against a scientist working with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for alleged dowry harassment.
The 36-year-old scientist D Kumaresan, of Vadavalli, is working at the ISRO’s centre in Thiruvananthapuram. He got married to Priya from Hosur in March 2015.
According to a complaint lodged by Priya, at the time of marriage, Kumaresan received 300 sovereigns of gold jewellery and Rs 3 lakh in cash as dowry.
In addition to bearing the wedding expenses, which accumulated to Rs 15 lakh, her parents also purchased household articles worth Rs 7 lakh for the couple.
However, after the wedding, Kumaresan sought more money, to which Priya objected.
Enraged, Kumaresan harassed her, both physically and mentally, Priya alleged in her complaint.
She added that Kumaresan’s mother D Saraswathy (60), a homemaker, and his brother D Balaji(38) also tortured her. Three months ago, Kumaresan sent her to her parent’s house in Hosur, Priya said. Following this, on Wednesday she lodged a complaint.
The Perur All Women Police Station has registered cases against Kumaresan, his mother Saraswathy and brother Balaji.
They were booked under IPC section 498 (A) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt).