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.