Dowry

Sexual assault on 956 minor girls in nine months: Odisha government

At least 15 rape and murder cases were reported in 2018 and six such crimes had been reported during the first nine months of 2019.

published on : 19th November 2019

61 per cent of women inmates in Hyderabad's Chanchalguda prison jailed for dowry-linked crimes

The inmates told the researchers that due to their low economic conditions they had forced their daughters-in-law to bring dowries.

published on : 19th November 2019

Husband, mother-in-law arrested for setting Odisha woman on fire over dowry

Mamali, the victim, has been battling for life with 80 to 90 per cent burns, while her foetus did not survive, police said.

published on : 4th November 2019

Woman burnt alive over dowry in Muzaffarnagar

According to a complaint lodged by the victim's family, the woman was burnt to death by her in-laws who were harassing her over dowry since her marriage to Kumar one-and-half-years ago.

published on : 4th October 2019

Telangana High Court upholds trial court order in ‘dowry death’ case

The bench held that a conviction for offence (dowry demand) under Sections 3, 4 and 6 of the Act cannot be based on vague statements.

published on : 4th October 2019

In-laws arrested for thrashing Odisha woman over dowry demand

The father-in-law, mother-in-law and the husband of the woman were arrested after a video of in-laws beating their daughter-in-law and dragging her by the hair over dowry demand went viral.

published on : 27th September 2019

UP woman given triple talaq over dowry demand of a buffalo

The women got married to the man in 2014 and they have an eight months old daughter together.

published on : 26th September 2019

Constable shoots bride's uncle after marriage cancelled over dowry demand in UP

Shahrukh, resident of Budhana, was supposed to get married on August 23, but the wedding was cancelled over dowry demand of cash and a car.

published on : 9th September 2019

Eight Panchayats in Mathura ban dowry, lavish feasts

Chaudhary Govind said social pressures often force people to give dowry and host lavish feasts, but then they spend years paying off the debts.

published on : 3rd September 2019

Uttar Pradesh man bites woman's nose, father slits her ear in dowry dispute

Rehman gave a dowry worth Rs 10 lakh to his daughter, but her in-laws started demanding Rs 5 lakh more after Chand Bi gave birth to a baby girl.

published on : 26th August 2019

Woman in West Bengal strangulated to death over dowry

The relatives of the deceased and local villagers agitated at the hospital demanding strong action against the offenders.

published on : 9th August 2019

Harassed over dowry, newly-wed ends her life

 A 24-year-old newly-married woman committed suicide by hanging at her house, in Konanakunte on Thursday morning. 

published on : 2nd August 2019

Father-son duo acquitted by SC in dowry death case after 28 years

The Supreme Court came to rescue of a father and his son accused in a dowry death case and acquitted them after 28 years of their legal battle.

published on : 26th July 2019

In-laws murder woman over dowry in Odisha

Taking advantage of her husband's absence, Rita’s in-laws used to torture her both physically and mentally for dowry, Rita's father Damodar alleged.

published on : 23rd July 2019

Miffed over no dowry, man gives triple talaq to wife within 24 hours of marriage

The woman's father lodged an FIR and a case was registered under the Dowry Act against Shah Alam and 12 members of his family.

published on : 17th July 2019
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