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Woman raped by brother-in-law, harassed for dowry in Haryana

A married woman was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law and harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws here, police said on Saturday.

Faridabad: A married woman was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law and harassed for dowry by her husband and in-laws here, police said on Saturday.

The victim woman, a resident of Ferozpur Kalan, complained that since her marriage to Krishna in 2008, her husband and in-laws used to beat her demanding a car and money, police said.

Her brother-in-law even raped her, they said quoting her compliant.

When she complained to her husband about it, he supported his brother's action while her mother-in-law tried to injure her with an electric iron, they said.

On her complaint, a case was registered yesterday with Sector-55 Police Station under section 323A (voluntarily causing hurt), 376 (rape), 342 (wrongful confinement), 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC, they said.

An investigation in the case has been initiated, informed the investigating officer ASI Savita.