U'khand girl honoured for not marrying man demanding dowry
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.