In today’s world, we might believe that ‘dowry’ days have gone but it still exists. In yet another horrifying case, a 26-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar town was gang-raped by her husband and brother-in-law over ‘dowry’. The shocking incident took place on March 6 but came to light on March 14, as reported by The Times Of India.
As per the report, the incident happened on the wedding night and in a bizarre turn of events, the father-in-law and mother-in-law of the victim locked the door from the outside. The poor woman kept bleeding the whole night and was taken to the hospital only the next day. She is recovering now after the surgery.
Based on a complaint by the bride’s family, the police filed a case against the accused family under sections 376-D (gang-rape), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of Indian Penal Code and under Dowry Act.
The brother of the victim said, “The accused and his relative got drunk on the night of the wedding and raped her. His family is greedy and they were demanding dowry. I have spent Rs 7 lakh on my sister’s wedding.”