In a bizzare incident, a panchayat in Haryana's Fatehabad area has ordered the family of a groom to pay a penalty of paltry 75 paise after the engagement was called off as the dowry demands were reportedly not met.
"One or two instances of physical assault", even if found to be true, cannot make for a case of cruelty for the purpose of satisfying unlawful demand, a Delhi court has observed, while discharging the in-laws of a woman in a dowry harassment case.
A 22-year-old woman on Sunday threatened to immolate herself in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence if action is not taken against six persons, including her husband and mother-in-law, accused of harassing her for dowry.
A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry and compelling her to commit suicide, saying he was a "victim of circumstances" and that no evidence was found to establish that he harassed her.
A man facing trial for cruelly treating his wife for dowry has been sentenced to two years in jail by a Delhi court which observed that as a husband it was his responsibility to keep her happy but he instead "victimised her".