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 complaint 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.