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21 Sep 2018

Delhi: Army Major booked for domestic abuse, demanding dowry

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.

A case has been registered at the Palam village police station in New Delhi and the matter is being probed, they said.

In her complaint, the Major's wife alleged that he used to taunt and harass her on trivial issues.

In context

Army Major booked for domestic abuse, demanding dowry

Dowry

Major told wife to get Rs. 25L from her parents

According to the complainant, when the victim questioned her husband's behavior, he told her that he was getting offers from others who were ready to pay him more than Rs. 1 crore as dowry.

The complainant alleged that on August 19, 2017, the Major asked her to get at least Rs. 25 lakh from her parents, failing which he would leave her.

Harassment

Woman's in-laws threatened her they will kill her family members

The victim alleged that she was beaten up when she refused to comply and her in-laws even advised her to commit suicide or get a divorce.

She said the Major forced her to demand her share in her father's property.

She said her in-laws threatened her over the phone during Aug-Sep'17 that they will kill her family members if she didn't divorce the Major.

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Couple got married last year despite objections of their families

The victim has been living with her parents in Manglapuri. She met the Major, who was posted in Jaipur, in Oct'16 when she went there on an official trip. Eventually, they fell in love and got married last year despite the objections of their families.

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