Articles about Dowry

MP: In-laws booked for forcing woman to drink acid

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.

Before college admission, students should sign anti-dowry bond: Kerala Governor

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.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal's wife alleges dowry harassment

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.

UP: Woman burnt alive by husband over triple talaq complaint

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.

Battling dowry, this woman from Gujarat cracked UPSC

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.

Abused woman can file case from place of shelter: SC

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.

Kerala woman starved to death for dowry, weighed just 20kg

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.

30-year-old woman burnt for dowry in Greater Noida

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.

Anissia Batra's death: Delhi HC seeks police response

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.

UP: Husband, in-laws poison woman to death over dowry demands

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.

UP man kills wife over dowry, given 10 years imprisonment

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.

UP: Woman poisoned to death over dowry in Muzzafarnagar

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.

UP: Man gives triple talaq to wife over phone; booked

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.

UP: 25-year-old woman burned to death over dowry dispute

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.

Rajasthan: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife

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.

Delhi: Army Major booked for domestic abuse, demanding dowry

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.

In dowry-harassment cases, accused can now seek anticipatory-bail, rules SC

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.

Dowry harassment: SC modifies previous order, protects anticipatory bail provision

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.

UP: Bride's 'WhatsApp addiction' leads to marriage cancelation at last-minute

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.

'Dead' woman, living happily with new husband, nabbed, courtesy Facebook

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.

Bangladeshi cricketer's wife accuses him of torture over $12,000 dowry

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.

Husband's kin shouldn't be roped in marital disputes, dowry-deaths: SC

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.

Bihar: 40-year-old murders young wife, sleeps with corpse for days

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.

21-year-old married woman found hanging at home, dowry death suspected

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.

Delhi: Air hostess jumps to death; family alleges dowry harassment

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.

UP: Woman confined after being given 'triple talaq', dies

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.

Anti-dowry fight: SC wants brides, grooms to declare wedding expenses

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.

Activist, who led Kathua-rape protest, booked for domestic violence

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.

Bridegroom takes 1,001 saplings as 'dowry' in Odisha

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.

UP: Man ties wife to ceiling, brutally-thrashes her for dowry

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.

Pregnant woman's body found in suitcase father gifted on wedding

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.

No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court

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.

Martyrs of Marriage: Film on anti-dowry law now on Netflix

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.

Bengaluru: "It's my last day," texts techie, commits suicide

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.

Woman posing as man marries two women 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.

West Bengal: Man tricks wife, sells her kidney 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.

#CallForHelp: Three NRI wives call home for help every day

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.

'India's Most Wanted' anchor gets life imprisonment for wife's murder

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.

Highlighting Aadhaar's importance this wedding season, one invite a time

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.

Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage

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.