Woman Beaten Up By Brother-In-Law For Dowry In Punjab

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A 35-year-old woman, identified as Meena Kashyap, from Patiala district of Punjab was allegedly beaten up by her in-laws with hockey sticks for giving birth to a girl child and dowry demands.

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According to reports, Meena was married to Daljeet Singh and gave birth to a girl whom the latter’s family refused to accept.

The matters worsened when she registered a dowry and domestic violence complaint against her in-laws. She has alleged that, on July 13, her brother-in-law Kamaljeet Singh along with his friends allegedly attacked her with hockey sticks after they got know about the complaint. The complaint was registered in April 2017 at Kotwali police station.

The FIR has been registered against her husband Daljit Singh, his brother Kamaljeet and friend Gaurav under sections 454 (house trespass), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation, 120-B (criminalconspiracy), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Source: Hindustan Times

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