Rajasthan shocker: When "mera baap chor hai" was tattooed on a woman's forehead for not bringing dowry
The woman alleged that since her marriage in January last year, her husband and in-laws used to beat her up and demand dowry of Rs 51,000.
Jaipur: In a frightful incident, a woman in Rajasthan has alleged that she was tattooed with abuses on her forehead after being harassed, beaten up, and raped for not bringing enough dowry.
In her complaint, the woman, who is in her late 20s and a resident of Amber near here, alleged that abuses or expletives, including "mera baap chor hai" (my father is a thief), were tattooed on her body, including hands.
She also claimed to have been raped by her husband and his two brothers.
According to the Rajasthan Police, the victim was married to Jagannath in Reni village in Alwar district about two years back. She alleged that since her marriage in January last year, her husband and in-laws used to beat her up and demand dowry of Rs 51,000, but her family was not able to arrange the money.
"Trouble for my daughter started after six months she got married. She tried to tolerate it for some months. But when it became unbearable for her, she called me. After seeing her condition I was shocked to see that her in-laws had tattooed expletives or abuses on various parts of her body. I brought my daughter to my house and tried to rub tattoos from her body including her forehead," said her father Dinaram.
As of now, except for tattoo marks and a couple of words, not much is clear.
"We have registered a case against the in-laws of the woman and started investigations into the complaint," an official of Amber police station told news agency IANS.
"As tattoos have now been removed except for marks, the words are not fully visible," the official said.
Expressing shock over the incident, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to probe the matter.
"I am deeply shocked and pained over this incident. Have asked NCW to look into this matter immediately," the minister tweeted.