NRI husband demands Rs 1 crore from wife's family
Mrigank Tiwari,TNN | Jan 19, 2015, 09.46 PM IST
BAREILLY: An NRI man allegedly sent back his wife and eight-year-old daughter from Dubai after the woman's family failed to give him Rs 1 crore as dowry.
The man, working as a manager in a multi national company in Dubai sent his wife and daughter back to her parent's house in Bareilly and said he would take them back only after he received the sum. An FIR was lodged at Prem Nagar police station against him on Sunday.
In her complaint, the woman, Sunanda, resident of Kudesiya Phatak under Prem Nagar police station, said she was married to Kamal Anand, a resident of Alambagh, Lucknow in 2004.
Within a few months after their marriage, her father arranged for a job at a multinational firm in Dubai for his son-in-law and the two went and settled there.
In June 2006, Sunanda gave birth to a daughter named Anushka and the couple lived happily for the next two years. However, in 2008, Kamal made a demand of Rs 1 crore as dowry from the parents of his wife, who expressed their inability to do so.
Sunanda claimed in her statement that Kamal and his family members then started harassing her, forcing her to come to her parent's house in Bareilly in 2011.
The two families worked out a settlement after which Sunanda returned to her husband's house in Dubai along with her daughter. But in her complaint, she said that things did not improve thereafter and she was subjected to physical and mental abuse by her husband and in-laws once again as they continued to stick to their demand of Rs 1 crore as dowry.
She alleged that she was thrown out of the house in March 2014 after which she came to Bareilly once again. Her parents repeatedly tried to work out a settlement but the man's family refused to heed to their request, forcing Sunanda to file a complaint at Prem Nagar police station.
Talking to TOI, SP, city, Rajeev Malhotra said, "A case under Section 498A of Dowry Prohibition Act has been lodged against Kamal Anand and investigations are underway. In case he is found guilty, we would spare no effort in bringing him before law."
source : TOI