NRI, parents booked for dowry harassment
Press Trust of India / Hoshiarpur December 06, 2012, 17:35
A Non-Resident Indian and his parents, presently residing in Italy, were today booked for dowry harassment after the NRI's wife lodged a complaint accusing them of subjecting her to physical and mental torture, police said.
Dalpreet Singh, his father Gurmukh and mother Santosh Kaur, who belong to Arora Colony here and presently based in Italy, were booked under various sections of IPC for torturing, maltreating and harassing Gurinder Kaur over dowry, SHO of NRI police station Daljit Singh Khakh said.
Gurinder was married to the NRI on February 25, 2006.
According to the complaint, Dalpreet and his parents harassed Gurinder and asked her to bring money from her parents. She claimed that her parents spent about Rs 15 lakh on her marriage.
"The in-laws tortured Gurinder and told her to bring Rs 3 lakh from her parents as the amount was required to make the arrangements to take her to Italy," the SHO said.
"The demand was met by Gurinder's family, thereafter her in-laws took her to Italy," he said.
Gurinder accused that her mother-in-law took all her gold jewellery in Italy.
"In 2011, when Gurinder came to India after the death of a relative, Santosh and Gurmukh again raised a dowry demand of Rs 6 lakh to get a plot registered in Dalpreet's name. She, however, refused to accept the demand and the entire family returned to Italy," he said.
"After reaching Italy, the husband and in-laws started torturing and maltreating Gurinder, who was pregnant," he said adding, "On the birth of a girl child, they thrashed Gurinder and sent her back to India this year," the SHO said.
After waiting for few months, Gurinder decided to lodge a police complaint against her husband and in-laws, he said.