Andhra Pradesh: Six-year-old among four minors booked in dowry case by Guntur cops | Vijayawada News – Times of India
Srikanth Aluri | TNN | Updated: Oct 30, 2019, 8:28 IST 2-3 minutes
SOURCE : TIMES OF INDIA
VIJAYAWADA: Guntur police have booked a dowry harassment case against four minor children, including a six-year-old girl. Two of the accused are 11-year- old boys, while the third accused is a 9-year- old girl. The police swung into action based on a complaint filed by Ponnekanti Bindu, 26, against her husband Adarana Kumar and other family members, including the four children.
Shocked over the police registering little children in a dowry harassment case, Adarana Kumar on Tuesday moved the Andhra Pradesh high court, pleading quashing of the criminal case. The police registered the case without verifying the facts and not following the procedure while booking juveniles. The high court is yet to hear the matter.
In her complaints, Bindu stated that she married Adarana Kumar on November 29, 2018.
She said her parents gave dowry in the form of Rs 3 lakh, 6 grams gold and Rs 44,663 for furniture. She alleged that her four sisters-in-law began harassing her from the 25th day of her marriage.
Bindu also alleged that the husbands of her first, second and third sisters-in-law also used to abuse her verbally. She also alleged that their children too used to harass her. She alleged that her mobile phone was taken away and she was not allowed to speak to her parents. She also alleged that her husband used to beat her up. She added that she faced threat to her life.
The cops at women police station, Guntur, registered a case and issued an FIR with number 249/2019 on September 26.
Adarana Kumar moved the high court with quash petition. He argued in his petition that the complaint did not establish prima facie case as there is no material evidence. . He said that the police did not follow the legal process while booking the case even against the minor children under dowry harassment sections.