Articles about Dowry
21 Jul 2021
MP: In-laws booked for forcing woman to drink acid
A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the in-laws of a 22-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior who was allegedly made to drink acid for failing to fulfill their dowry demand, a senior official said on Wednesday.
17 Jul 2021
Before college admission, students should sign anti-dowry bond: Kerala Governor
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Friday suggested that prior to taking admission in colleges, students and their parents should sign a bond that they will not engage in the practice of dowry.
05 Mar 2020
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal's wife alleges dowry harassment
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal's wife, Priya Bansal, has filed a case against him alleging dowry harassment.
19 Aug 2019
UP: Woman burnt alive by husband over triple talaq complaint
In a horrific event, a 22-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly torched by her husband and in-laws as she had approached the police after being given triple talaq.
27 Apr 2019
Battling dowry, this woman from Gujarat cracked UPSC
36-year-old Komal Ganatra cleared the Civil Services Examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, in 2012.
09 Apr 2019
Abused woman can file case from place of shelter: SC
The Supreme Court today held that a woman driven out of her matrimonial home can file a criminal case against her estranged spouse and in-laws at a place where she has taken shelter.
31 Mar 2019
Kerala woman starved to death for dowry, weighed just 20kg
In a shocking turn of events, a 27-year-old woman from Kollam district in Kerala was starved to death, allegedly by her in-laws for dowry. The victim Tushara weighed only 20 kg when she died.
28 Dec 2018
30-year-old woman burnt for dowry in Greater Noida
A 30-year-old woman received severe burn injuries after she was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws over dowry in Greater Noida, police said yesterday.
18 Dec 2018
Anissia Batra's death: Delhi HC seeks police response
The Delhi High Court today sought police's response on a bail plea of the husband of a flight attendant, who allegedly committed suicide in July this year.
07 Dec 2018
UP: Husband, in-laws poison woman to death over dowry demands
A woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband and in-laws over demands for dowry in UP's Shamli district.
17 Nov 2018
UP man kills wife over dowry, given 10 years imprisonment
A fast-track court in Muzaffarnagar has sentenced a man to 10 years' imprisonment for killing his wife over dowry in 2013.
18 Oct 2018
UP: Woman poisoned to death over dowry in Muzzafarnagar
In a horrific incident, a 28-year-old woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws over dowry demand at Nawla village in Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, police said today.
04 Oct 2018
UP: Man gives triple talaq to wife over phone; booked
Police have registered a case in Bahraich, UP against a man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over the phone.
01 Oct 2018
UP: 25-year-old woman burned to death over dowry dispute
A 25-year-old Uttar Pradesh woman was allegedly burned to death by her husband and in-laws over dowry.
27 Sep 2018
Rajasthan: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife
A man in Barmer, Rajasthan, has been booked for allegedly giving 'triple talaq' to his wife, police said yesterday.
21 Sep 2018
Delhi: Army Major booked for domestic abuse, demanding dowry
An Army Major has been booked for allegedly subjecting his wife to domestic abuse and demanding dowry, the police said today.
14 Sep 2018
In dowry-harassment cases, accused can now seek anticipatory-bail, rules SC
Taking note of the misuse of Section 498A of the IPC, the Supreme Court on Friday said the accused can now seek anticipatory bail.
14 Sep 2018
Dowry harassment: SC modifies previous order, protects anticipatory bail provision
The Supreme Court today modified its previous order that had provided for setting up of a committee to deal with complaints of dowry harassment.
09 Sep 2018
UP: Bride's 'WhatsApp addiction' leads to marriage cancelation at last-minute
In a bizarre incident, a marriage was called off on the wedding day in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district because the bride spent too much time on WhatsApp.
01 Sep 2018
'Dead' woman, living happily with new husband, nabbed, courtesy Facebook
In what is a gross misuse of laws, a woman faked her own death to live with her lover, but not before her family slapped a case of dowry on her first husband.
27 Aug 2018
Bangladeshi cricketer's wife accuses him of torture over $12,000 dowry
Bangladeshi cricketer Mosaddek Hossain Saikat's wife has accused him of driving her out of their home and torturing her over dowry, Bdnews24.com reported.
23 Aug 2018
Husband's kin shouldn't be roped in marital disputes, dowry-deaths: SC
The relatives of a husband shouldn't be roped in cases of matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths unless specific instances of their involvement in the crime are made out, the Supreme Court has held.
02 Aug 2018
Bihar: 40-year-old murders young wife, sleeps with corpse for days
A Bihar-based man killed his wife and slept with her dead body for almost a week, but was tipped off when neighbors and relatives complained of a foul smell emanating from his residence.
28 Jul 2018
21-year-old married woman found hanging at home, dowry death suspected
A 21-year-old married woman was today found hanging from the ceiling fan at her residence in outer Delhi's Nihal Vihar area.
16 Jul 2018
Delhi: Air hostess jumps to death; family alleges dowry harassment
A female flight attendant allegedly committed suicide on Friday after jumping from the terrace of her residence in south Delhi's Hauz Khas, police said today.
12 Jul 2018
UP: Woman confined after being given 'triple talaq', dies
A case of dowry death has been registered against the husband and in-laws of a woman in UP's Bareilly who was given triple talaq over the phone and allegedly locked up for a month without food and water leading to her death.
12 Jul 2018
Anti-dowry fight: SC wants brides, grooms to declare wedding expenses
The SC has advised the Centre to make it mandatory for brides and grooms to furnish details of their wedding expenses to their marriage officer.
30 Jun 2018
Activist, who led Kathua-rape protest, booked for domestic violence
Social activist and lawyer Talib Hussain, who led the stir in demand for justice for Kathua rape victim, has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife and attempting to kill her for dowry.
25 Jun 2018
Bridegroom takes 1,001 saplings as 'dowry' in Odisha
A 33-year-old school teacher refused dowry and instead received 1,001 saplings as the wedding gift with the brides' parents agreeing to the unusual pre-condition set by him in Odisha's Kendrapara district.
16 Apr 2018
UP: Man ties wife to ceiling, brutally-thrashes her for dowry
In a horrifying incident, a man in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri Thursday allegedly beat his wife for hours till she fell unconscious, then tied her hands to the ceiling and continued thrashing her.
12 Apr 2018
Pregnant woman's body found in suitcase father gifted on wedding
In a horrific incident, body of 23-year-old Mala was found stuffed in a suitcase in Indirapuram along NH-24 on Wednesday.
03 Apr 2018
No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court
Indian laws do not acknowledge 'marital rape' if the woman is aged over 18, meaning husbands can legally have forced sex with their wives.
19 Mar 2018
Martyrs of Marriage: Film on anti-dowry law now on Netflix
Martyrs of Marriage, a 2016 documentary film by Deepika Bhardwaj, that explores the evils of India's anti-dowry law - IPC Section 498A - is now streaming on Netflix.
26 Feb 2018
Bengaluru: "It's my last day," texts techie, commits suicide
"It's my last day, take care of my son" - this was the last text sent by Rashmi Sathish to her US-based sister before she took her life, unable to bear the constant nudge of her husband and in-laws for dowry.
15 Feb 2018
Woman posing as man marries two women for dowry
In a bizarre case, a woman has been arrested in Uttarakhand for posing as a man and marrying two women for dowry.
07 Feb 2018
West Bengal: Man tricks wife, sells her kidney for dowry
A 28-year-old woman in West Bengal, a mother, was being harassed for dowry since her marriage in 2005.
05 Feb 2018
#CallForHelp: Three NRI wives call home for help every day
Getting their daughter married to an NRI might be a fantasy for many Indian parents, but things might not be as pleasant as they appear.
20 Dec 2017
'India's Most Wanted' anchor gets life imprisonment for wife's murder
Suhaib Ilyasi of "India's Most Wanted" fame has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his wife Anju's murder in 2000.
05 Dec 2017
Highlighting Aadhaar's importance this wedding season, one invite a time
With Aadhaar reigning supreme over every other government-issued ID proof, its relevance can't be highlighted enough.
27 Oct 2017
Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage
In another attempt to rid Bihar of social and civic malpractices, the Nitish-Kumar led government will now sack its employees if found demanding or promoting dowry and child marriage.