New Delhi: A Delhi court has ordered the police to register a case against a man and his family members for allegedly harassing and beating his wife.
Metropolitan Magistrate Pooja Talwar said "a prima facie offence" is made out against the man and his family members and directed the police to lodge an FIR against them.
"Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, I am of the view that prima facie, an offence of cognisable nature is made out for which an FIR is warranted and the matter should be properly investigated by the police.
"Accordingly, the SHO concerned is directed to register the FIR against the accused persons under the relevant provisions of law within 20 days and investigate the matter properly," the magistrate said.
The court also directed the police to file a compliance report of its order on July 25.
The woman had approached the court saying she had married Imran khan, a South East Delhi resident, in October 2010 and was given sufficient articles by her parents in the marriage.
She alleged that barely a few months after their marriage, Khan and his family members started demanding dowry.
She told the court that her in-laws would demand Rs five lakh from her and when her parents failed to meet their demands, they started harassing her.
"The complainant was made a victim of beatings, abuses, sexual and mental harassment by respondents (in-laws). All the jewellery and stridhan are still in possession of the accused and have not been returned," the woman said in her complaint.