News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Dowry harassment

Any relative of victim woman can file complaint against cruelty and dowry harassment under Section 498A: SC

Section 498A was introduced to protect married women from being subjected to matrimonial cruelty. 

May 01, 2019, 12:22 PM IST

SC allows immediate arrests for dowry harassment cases under 498A IPC

Amending its order, the CJI-led three-judge bench observed that the misuse of Section 498A has caused social unrest but added that it's not for the courts to fill in legislative gaps.

Sep 14, 2018, 11:34 AM IST

Newly married woman commits suicide over dowry harassment

A newly married woman allegedly committed suicide over dowry harassment by her mother-in-law, at HSR layout in the city.

Dec 02, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

Radhe Maa not named as accused in dowry harassment case

Self styled 'godwoman' Radhe Maa, who was questioned last year in connection with a dowry harassment complaint filed by a woman, has not been named as an accused in the case, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Jul 05, 2016, 18:11 PM IST

Radhe Maa gets anticipatory bail in dowry harassment case

Controversial self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa was on Thursday granted pre-arrest bail in a dowry harassment case by the Bombay High Court.

Oct 08, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

Bombay HC grants Radhe Maa two-week interim relief from arrest

Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa was on Friday granted interim relief from arrest by the Bombay High Court.

Aug 14, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Radhe Maa may be arrested today – find out why

Self-styled godwoman Sukhwinder Kaur alias Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa may be arrested on Friday, claim reports.

Aug 14, 2015, 04:46 AM IST

I am pure, innocent, says controversial godwoman Radhe Maa

Controversial godwoman Radhe Maa, who has been accused of obscenity, on Monday claimed innocence.

Aug 10, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Woman found dead at residence in south Delhi

A 22-year-old woman was found dead at her in-laws' house in R K Puram area of south Delhi here.

Oct 03, 2014, 01:09 AM IST

Shocker from Bihar: Woman locked up in bathroom for three years for dowry

In a shocking case of human cruelty, a 25-year-old married woman was allegedly kept confined here in a bathroom for the last three years by her husband and in-laws for not meeting their dowry demands, police said on Monday.

Sep 08, 2014, 23:23 PM IST

Woman dies of burns, family accuses her in-laws of murder

A 35-year-old woman, who had sustained severe burn injuries under mysterious circumstances in Rohini, died at a hospital here on Friday.

Jul 26, 2014, 00:39 AM IST

Judoka files dowry complaint against husband, in-laws

A Karnataka-based woman judoka on Tuesday lodged a complaint of dowry harassment against her husband and in-laws residing here, police said.

May 13, 2014, 21:52 PM IST

`Can`t be held for dowry harassment if marriage is doubtful`

Person cannot be held guilty of dowry harassment if marriage is doubtful, a Delhi court has said while acquitting man of the charge of subjecting cruelty to his partner, who died due to burn injuries.

Mar 07, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

Woman accuses husband of forcing her for unnatural sex

A woman on Saturday registered a case against her husband and mother-in-law for torturing her by forcing her to undergo unnatural sex for not bringing dowry, police said.

Dec 29, 2013, 00:11 AM IST

No anticipatory bail to wife of former AP CM in dowry case

A local court refused anticipatory bail to T Manemma, MLA and wife of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, late Tangutoori Anjaiah, in dowry harassment case filed by estranged wife of her grandson.

Nov 30, 2013, 00:12 AM IST

Former Andhra minister held in dowry harassment case

Former Andhra Pradesh minister and sitting Congress MLA P Shankar Rao was on Monday arrested in connection with a dowry harassment case lodged against him by his daughter-in-law, a senior police officer said.

Jul 08, 2013, 20:21 PM IST

Mohanty`s son`s judicial custody extended for 2 weeks

Judicial custody of Raja Shree, son of arrested Odisha Law Minister Raghunath Mohanty and booked for torturing his wife for dowry, was extended for another 2 weeks by local court.

Mar 30, 2013, 19:50 PM IST

IPS officer accuses asst collector husband of dowr

A lady IPS officer has accused her husband, who is posted as an Assistant Collector in Behror tehsil of Alwar district in Rajasthan, of mental and physical torture for dowry, police said here.

Mar 18, 2013, 20:53 PM IST

FIR against Odisha Law Minister in dowry case

A case has been registered against Odisha`s Law Minister and senior BJD leader Raghunath Mohanty after his daughter-in-law accused him and his family of torturing her for dowry, police said on Friday.

Mar 16, 2013, 00:00 AM IST

NRI, parents booked for dowry harassment

NRI and his parents, presently residing in Italy, were booked for dowry harassment after NRI`s wife lodged a complaint accusing them of subjecting her to physical and mental torture, police said.

Dec 06, 2012, 18:49 PM IST