Daily Archives: November 8, 2013

18yrs after dowry complaint, husband & 61-year-old Mthr-in-law jailed 2years by Delhi MAGISTRATE court

18yrs after dowry complaint, husband & 61-year-old Mthr-in-law jailed 2yrs by Delhi MAGISTRATE; SO it takes 18 years for case to go to magistrate court; then high court then supreme court !! Husband has re married in the interim !!

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Metropolitan Magistrate Ekta Gauba denied the plea of convicts for probation noting that "harassment of women for dowry is increasing in today’s scenario".

"Convict Shanti Devi being herself a woman had victimised another woman (complainant) who was her daughter-in-law and Satender Yadav being the complainant’s husband was responsible to keep her happily but they victimised and harassed her for dowry…," she said.

The court held them guilty under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) IPC for misappropriating her ‘stridhan’ and denied their plea for probation as it noted that "harassment of women for dowry is increasing in today’s scenario".

Quoting from a recent Supreme Court judgement, the magistrate said, "in cases of crime against women, committed even by other women, at the time of sentencing deterrent punishment should be given and leniency in sentence is unwarranted."

The complainant, a resident of west Delhi, had approached the police in July 1996 against her husband Satender Yadav, who had later remarried, her mother-in-law Shanti Devi and father-in-law Nathu Ram, who died during the pendency of the case.

She told the police that she got married to Satender in December 1994 and her parents gave gifts and ‘stridhan’ to her but after 15 days of marriage, she was subjected to physical and mental torture for dowry and her in-laws forced her to write a letter stating that she was in love with some other man and even intended to kill her.

source
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/360666/18yrs-complaint61-yr-old-womanson.html

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man files dowry (giving) case on F in law . Legal experts say NO ONE punished for dowry giving !

man files dowry (giving) case on F in law . Legal experts say NO ONE punished for dowry giving !!!

"..A former IT sales professional, Manpreet Singh Bhandari (37), who was booked under Prohibition of Dowry Act on a complaint by his wife Ashima Gupta, has now lodged a complaint against his father-in-law and other family members for giving him dowry…"

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Ex-IAF Officer faces case for GIVING dowry

By Express News Service – BANGALORE Published: 08th November 2013 08:36 AM Last Updated: 08th November 2013 08:36 AM

A former IT sales professional, Manpreet Singh Bhandari (37), who was booked under Prohibition of Dowry Act on a complaint by his wife Ashima Gupta, has now lodged a complaint against his father-in-law and other family members for giving him dowry.

RARELY USED PROVISION

Advocate Rajalaxmi Ankalagi says Section 3 of the Dowry Act can be invoked in cases like this, but the courts are usually sympathetic to the dowry giver, not to the taker.

Though there are a few clear cut judgments in the Supreme Court, judges have made observations in this regard. In one, the court notes that the greed of the dowry taker can’t be equated with the helplessness of the dowry giver.

Advocate G R Mohan says no judgment has been passed to date to punish anyone for giving dowry. “A person who accepts dowry will be punished first, and at the second stage, the court might consider punishing the giver,” he told Express.

‘FILE MORE CASES’

Kumar Jagirdar, who heads Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP), says 92 per cent of those accused in dowry cases are acquitted after trial.

“This goes to show that most are false cases. It also shows that misuse of the dowry law is rampant,” he said.

Jagirdar is among those campaigning for a change in the law. “The entire family of the husband goes to jail on a mere complaint from the wife. This section of the law has to be amended,” he said.

He believes more cases filed under Section 3 would instil fear among those who misuse the law.

source
http://newindianexpress.com/cities/bangalore/Ex-IAF-Officer-faces-case-for-giving-dowry/2013/11/08/article1879057.ece

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wife & loverboy nephew strangle husband (father of two) to death; caught by alert neighbours

Wife, nephew strangle man after he objects to their affair

TNN | Nov 8, 2013, 06.04 AM IST

BANGALORE: It was a well-hatched plan. To pass off a murder as a natural death. However, it went awry, thanks to a neighbouris intervention. A woman who tried to strangle her husband to death with her lover’s help landed in police net on Wednesday. The victim, D Dayanandaswamy, 55, died in hospital.

The accused Ratnamma Dayanandaswamy, 33, and lover Chennabasava, 27, who is her husband’s nephew, have been sent to judicial custody, police said. The duo allegedly strangled Dayanandaswamy at his Jalahalli residence late on Tuesday night and assumed he wasdead.However,hewasonly unconscious, police said.

A father of two schoolgoing children, Dayanandaswamy owned an Iyengar Bakery near Jalahalli Cross. "Hailing from Arasikere, he came to Bangalore 35 years ago and worked in several hotels as a cook. In 2001, he opened the bakery and appointed Chennabasava, the younger son of his elder sister, a school dropout, as his assistant," a neighbour said.

Chennabasava soon developed a relationship with Ratnamma. Dayanandaswamy got to know of it when he caught the duo in a compromising position. Enraged, he asked Chennabasava to leave. He moved out and started working at another bakery.

"In the last week of September, Dayanandaswamy warned Ratnamma that he would divorce her if she didn’t end the affair. On Tuesday afternoon, however, he again caught Ratnamma with Chennabasava and entered into a heated argument with them. The same night, the duo strangled Dayanandaswamy and he fell unconscious," police sources said.

TWIST IN THE TALE

Assuming that Dayanadaswamy was dead, Ratnamma and Chennabasava began to prepare for his last rites. They told neighbours that he had died of dehydration and arranged for a tempo to shift the body to Arasikere. However, one of the neighbours was taken aback when he noticed the ‘dead’ Dayanandaswamy breathing, albeit at irregular intervals. "Immediately, we alerted police who rushed Dayanandaswamy to hospital," said neighbours.

source
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Wife-nephew-strangle-man-after-he-objects-to-their-affair/articleshow/25405926.cms

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