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. He videographed the act and sent the clip to her family, threatening he will continue to torture her if they didn't pay him Rs. 1.5L. An FIR has now been lodged.
Disturbing visuals of the incident
Man tied her wife in #Shahjahanpur and sent the video to in-laws threatening that he will further torture her if his demands of dowry are not fulfilled; victim says, 'I am not educated that's why I am in this condition. My life is destroyed' pic.twitter.com/8w7qMqCaFj— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 15, 2018
Man beat wife as one-year-old child sat nearby
The woman is a native of Shahjahanpur and has a one-year-old child with the Lakhimpur-based salesman. He had been telling her to ask her parents for money, but she had refused. On Thursday, he started thrashing her with a belt as their child sat nearby. He then sent the clip to her brother, who approached police. The family then brought their daughter home.
FIR lodged against husband, relatives, but accused absconding
The accused, who is absconding, and his relatives have been charged under Section 498A (cruelty) and other relevant sections of IPC and the Dowry Prohibition Act. But no arrests have been made yet. "The woman was also sent for a mandatory medical examination and we are waiting its report to add charges in the FIR," said Circle Officer Sumit Shukla.