17-YR-OLD GIRL LODGES DOWRY COMPLAINT AGAINST GROOM’S FAMILY
KALYAN: A 17-year-old girl from Kalyan lodged a case against a man, who she was to get married to, for demanding dowry and harassing her.
A case has been filed against Sharad Thakur, the groom, his father Rajendra, mother S u re k h a , s i s t e r Jay s h re e and his elder brother Rahul Thakur.
An investigation is currently on against the residents of Kalyan (West) and they are yet to be arrested.
The girl said that her marriage was fixed with Sharad in February. In April, Sharad called the girl to his house, saying his mother was not well. When the she went to Sharad’s house, she did not found his mother. Sharad alle g edly molested her.
A police inspector from Khadakpada police station said, “The girl was told to get 5 tolas gold and a bike. If the family did not give the things before marriage, they would break the mar ria g e with her.”
In June, Sharad’s family said they are not going ahead with the marriage.
The girl told in her complaint that during the engagement they had given gold rings and a chain and that Sharad’s family has harassed her and cheated her family.
The police inspector said, “Sharad’s family refused to return the jewellery. We will call both families to the police station and will record their statement.”