Father-in-law slashes ear, husband bites nose of wife’s mother in dowry dispute

Published: August 26, 2019
The injured woman was taken to hospital; an FIR has been lodged. PHOTO: FILE

The injured woman was taken to hospital; an FIR has been lodged. PHOTO: FILE

A husband along with his father allegedly thrashed the wife’s parents, chewed her mother’s nose and slits her ear in a dowry dispute in India’s Uttar Pradesh state.

The injured woman was taken to the district hospital, from where she has been referred to Delhi for surgery, Times of India reported on Monday.

According to police reports, Chand Bi, daughter of Gantha Rehman, a fourth-class employee of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), was married to Bareilly property dealer Mohammed Ashfaq, a year ago.

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At the time of marriage, he had gifted a dowry worth Rs1 million to her daughter. But her in-laws demanded Rs500,000 more after Chand Bi gave birth to a baby girl. On refusing their demands, Ashfaq lashed Chand Bi and her family on Saturday afternoon.

An FIR has been lodged at Bareilly Cantonment police station under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by a dangerous weapon) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of trust).

The story originally appeared on Times of India

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  • stevenson
    Aug 27, 2019 - 12:28AM

    I can’t understand why Indian Muslims like the ones in UP continue to follow the Hindu traditions of their neighbors with things like dowry. In many ways Indian Muslims continue all the Indian customs.Recommend

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