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One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 11:20

One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country.

Daughter-in-law be treated as family member, not housemaid: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 16:29

Daughter-in-law should be treated as a family member and not housemaid, and she cannot be "thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time", the Supreme Court has said.

Delhi woman dies a week after set on fire for dowry

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 23:03

A 25-year-old woman, who with her 13-month-old daughter was set on fire by her in-laws for dowry a week ago.

Only life imprisonment for dowry deaths: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 09:46

A sentence lesser than life term cannot be awarded to convicts for heinous offences like dowry death where the victim is killed in a brutal manner, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Woman, son killed over dowry in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 12:28

A 22-year-old woman and her minor son were killed allegedly by her husband and in-laws over dowry in Parasrampur area, police said here Wednesday.

Charge murder for dowry killings, SC tells courts

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 00:10

Supreme Court has directed all courts in the country to add the charge of murder against the accused so that death penalty could be awarded in such heinous cases.

23,883 dowry deaths reported in 2006-08

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 18:31

A total of 23,883 dowry deaths have been registered in different parts of the country during 2006-08, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.