Monthly Archives: May 2013

Husband booked for R 50L dowry demand. A team will be sent to Mumbai soon to arrest the accused.

Husband booked for R 50L dowry demand

DNA | May 17, 2013, 03:29AM IST

Indore: A woman from a well off family was harassed by husband for dowry of Rs. 50 lakh soon after their wedding. The accused was not arrested so far.
A 31-year-old Bharti, a resident of 133, Usha Nagar Extension was married to Sachin Thakkar, a resident of A-wing, first floor, Prithvi Residency, Bhivandi in Mumbai two years back.

Woman police station in charge Nisha Jaiswal told DNA that Sachin supplies labourers to various construction sites in sub-urban area of Mumbai. He began torturing his wife soon after their wedding. She had given written compliant on June 29 last year.

The accused used demand Rs. 50 lakh from Bharti and threw her out of the house after three months of the wedding when she failed to fulfill his demand, Jaiswal added.

Bharti’s parents tried to counsel him but he refused to keep her with him until she gets money. However, despite calling him three times for counseling here, Sachin flatly refused to reach compromise, she claimed.

Since, father of Bharti owns numerous prime properties here. Sachin was eying it since he came to know about same, the woman police station in charge said.

The accused even slapped and threatened Bharti to kill in jam packed family court premises a few days back where a case of divorce is pending between the couple. A complaint was filed at Sanyogitaganj police station from where it was forwarded to woman police station.

A team will be sent to Mumbai soon to arrest the accused. A case was registered under section 498 A, 506 and section 4 of dowry act.


Cop’s daughter helped dad book greedy groom, family

Cop’s daughter helped dad book greedy groom, family

TNN | May 31, 2013, 12.33 AM IST

NAGPUR: Seven members of a family have been booked for cheating after they allegedly duped an assistant sub-inspector of city police to the tune of Rs 2.61 lakh in the name of dowry for daughter’s marriage. The 29-year-old girl, post-graduate in Hindi literature and political science, encouraged her father to lodge a criminal complaint against the family that had been harassing them for heavy dowry amounts.

ASI Mithilesh Tripathi, member of the encounter squad that had gunned down three Pakistani terrorists near RSS building in 2006 and another inter-state dacoit at Central Avenue hotel in 2008, was in tears when the Pandeys wanted to call off the marriage of their son with his daughter if their demand of a car was not met. Tripathi had already paid Rs 2.61 lakh and also given plot of land to Pandeys as deal for arranged marriage. The marriage was finalized last year and since then Pandeys had been pressing Tripathi to cough up more cash and valuables.

The match with groom Vinod Pandey, who works in the Gulf, was arranged through a professional matchmaker. Pandeys, it is learnt, started threatening to call off the marriage when Tripathi confronted them for making unrealistic demands from a government employee like him.

Tripathi said he was buckling under the pressure as any other father would do but his daughter provided him the courage to fight the humiliation. "My daughter showed the courage to say she was not interested in marrying into such a family that had been continuously harassing us for money and other things," said Tripathi who was also helped by senior police officers. "My daughter urged me to teach the Pandeys such a lesson that they would never harass any other girl’s family," Tripathi said.

An offence of cheating was registered at Gittikhadan police station against Vinod, his parents Rajendra and Tara, elder brother Vinay and sister-in-law Baby. Vinod’s sister Sangeeta and her husband Shailesh Tripathi too have been booked. No arrest has been made yet.


70000 men die a year.are 800,000 women locked up? 1 Woman’s Dowry death-12 people life imprisonment

Woman’s Dowry death – 12 people get life imprisonment

Twelve people were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court today in a dowry death case in the district.

Additional District and Session judge Shailendra Kumar also imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 each on all the accused. In case of failure to pay the fine, their sentence would be increased by one year.

The victim’s husband Shambhu Kumar Arya is among the 12 convicts.

Sanjoo Devi, 23, was strangled to death in Saristabad locality of Jehanabad district on November 24, 2008.

The victim’s brother had lodged a police complaint alleging that her in-laws used to constantly harass his sister for dowry.


Arrested for dowry even AFTER divorce!! if woman dies man is lynched, if man dies that’s statistics

Woman kills self following dowry demand post divorce

Yagnesh Mehta, TNN | May 31, 2013, 08.47 PM IST

SURAT: A 27 year old woman committed suicide in Kapodra area of Surat on Wednesday by consuming pesticide. Police investigation revealed that the victim was being harassed by her former husband and in-laws demanding dowry of Rs 5 lakh cash and jewellery.

Chhaya Patel’s body was found from a house in Bhakti Park society in Kamrej of Surat. Following her death, her family members alleged that Patel’s former husband DineshGangani and his family used to harass her to give them cash and jewellery. Police booked husband, DineshGangani, father in law, Gordhan and mother in law, Vasantben.

Patel got married to Gangani in January 2012 after a brief love affair. After marriage Patel was harassed by husband and in-laws to bring dowry money and jewellery. Patel refused to bring dowry from her parents and took divorce from Gangani in December 2012. She was living separate and discontinued relationship with Gangani.

Even after divorce Gangani and his family continued to harass Patel. Gangani and other accused harassed the victim on phone and by visiting her personally. The accused told Patel that she did not pay them the dowry after marriage and they will not let it go, police informed.

"The family claimed that the torture for dowry continued even after divorce. Due to the dowry the victim ended life," said A S Vasava, police sub inspector, Kapodra police station.


Sexual harassment allegations on Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary (TTS) principal Gnanavaram

TTS principal a habitual offender, say faculty

By Gokul Vannan | ENS – MADURAI

31st May 2013 08:55 AM

Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary (TTS) principal Gnanavaram, who on Thursday sought anticipatory bail after a Manipuri research scholar filed a police complaint alleging sexual harassment, is a repeat offender, if one were to go by the version of the faculty. Many other women at TTS have undergone similar harassment, they asserted.

TTS professor S Cruz Durai said around 15 administrative staff in the institute have filed a complaint with Collector Anshul Mishra stating that they fear working under Gnanavaram after the plight of the research scholar came to light.

A women employee, on request of anonymity, said the principal had an eye for women and would use double entendres if they were alone with him in his room. “Nowadays we avoid entering his room alone,” she said.

Contesting Gnanavaram’s claim that he had no charges against him during his 20 years of service at TTS, Cruz alleged that he had sexually harassed another student, Mary (name changed), in 2009 and forced her to discontinue studies when she refused to fall in line.

Mary, who worked at a couple of CSI dioceses, had taken a course in divinity at TTS. She was receiving `3,000 per month as stipend from the CSI, but Gnanavaram persuaded her to stop it, promising that he would ensure that she gets full scholarship. After the stipend stopped, Gnanavaram allegedly demanded sexual favours as quid pro quo and on few occasions, also molested her, claimed Cruz.

Annoyed Mary wrote him a stern letter, asking him to mend his ways. Gnanavaram then hounded her. Citing various irregularities, he forced Mary to discontinue studies, Cruz alleged.

Cruz also dismissed Gnanavaram’s arguments that it was a motivated complained filed against him by a section of the faculty that had supported a rival candidate against him for the post of principal of the institute in 2009.

He also said that faculty members led by David Rajendran submitted a sexual harassment complaint against the principal to the collector on April 8 on a similar case.

Though Express tried to contact Gnanavaram, he was not available for comment.