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U`khand girl honoured for not marrying man demanding dowry

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 23:28

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand police on Tuesday honoured a girl for her bold refusal to marry a man whose family was demanding a dowry from her parents.

Kavita was to tie the knot with Mukesh on November 29 but in the course of a pre-wedding ritual on November 25, the man`s family demanded a dowry of Rs 1 lakh from the girl`s parents, who expressed their inability to pay the amount.

This angered Kavita`s prospective in-laws who threatened to snap the marriage deal if they did not receive the amount, police said.

Kavita then broke her silence and refused to marry into a "greedy" family, they said.

Praising the girl for her bold step, IG Law and Order Ram Singh Meena offered her a cheque of Rs 5,100, a shawl and a bouquet as a token of appreciation at a simple function here in the presence of senior police officials.

"Kavita`s brave act of refusal to marry a man from a greedy family is exemplary and should inspire other girls caught in similar situations," Meena said addressing the gathering.


First Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 23:27
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