Dowry Prohibition Act: News

07 Dec 2023


Kerala: Doctor kills self over dowry demand of BMW, gold

A 26-year-old postgraduate medical student in Kerala allegedly died by suicide after her wedding was nixed due to exorbitant dowry demand.

27 Oct 2022


UP: Man films wife suicide attempt, held for dowry harassment

The police arrested a man (37) for allegedly abetting his wife's suicide by harassing her for dowry in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

02 Sep 2021


Chhattisgarh: Woman accuses husband of forceful religious conversion

A 21-year-old woman in Chhattisgarh's Durg district has lodged a case against her husband, accusing him of forcibly converting her religion for marriage, indulging in unnatural sex with her, and harassing her for dowry, an official said on Thursday.

23 Jun 2021


Assaulted by husband, asked to adjust by cops: Vismaya's story

Vismaya V Nair, a 24-year-old woman from Kerala, died by alleged suicide on Monday, following which her husband has been arrested by the police for allegedly harassing her over dowry.

21 Sep 2019

Crime Against Women

Ex-judge assaults daughter-in-law for dowry, in front of her kids

A disturbing video of domestic violence did rounds of social media late on Friday. In the CCTV footage, a woman was seen being assaulted by her husband, mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

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.

16 Apr 2018

Crime Against Women

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.

10 Apr 2018

Domestic Violence Act

UP shocker: Woman's hands broken for not bearing male child

In a shocking incident, a woman's hands were fractured by her husband and in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur allegedly for giving birth to three daughters and not bearing a male child in eight years of married life, police said.

27 Jan 2018


Marriages fixed on Facebook bound to fail: Gujarat HC

"Modern marriages fixed on Facebook" are bound to fail, observed the Gujarat HC as it heard a domestic violence case of a young couple.

02 Feb 2017


Maharashtra board textbook blames 'ugliness' for dowry

The Indian Government has been taking multiple initiatives to eradicate menace of the dowry system that makes millions of women vulnerable to abuse.