Court orders FIR in dowry plaint filed 20 years after marriage
ROHTAK : A Sonepat court has ordered the registration of a first-information report (FIR) in a woman’s complaint harassment, filed 20 years after marriage.
The woman, identified as Mamta, wife of Ravinder of Sonepat’s Kharkhoda, had moved court after the police, reportedly, failed to entertain her com- plaint as the marriage had survived 20 years. The couple have two daughters and a son.
In her complaint now, she has claimed that her husband and mother-in-law Ramvati started torturing her for dowry soon after marriage, even as her parents had given adequate dowry.
“My husband was a habitual drinker and would often beat me for dowry. Being a devotional Hindu wife, I waited for my husband to change, but that never happened. Now, I have decided to file a case as things have become intolerable,” her plaint reads.
The court has ordered the registration of an FIR against husband and mother-in-law under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498-A (husband or relative of woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.