Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What a shame demanding Dowry for Love wedding

Chiru's daughter accuses husband of harassment

Faces problem: Sreeja and her husband Shirish.

Film star-turned politician Chiranjeevi's second daughter, Sreeja, approached the police on Monday alleging that her husband and mother-in-law had been harassing her and demanding additional dowry of Rs. 50 lakh.

The woman police station of the Hyderabad Detective Department registered a case against her husband, Shirish, and mother-in-law under Section 498-A (subjecting woman to cruelty by husband, in-laws) and relevant provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act based on her complaint.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner A.K. Khan said Sreeja alleged that her husband and mother-in-law had been ill-treating and pestering her for additional dowry for quite some time. Sreeja fell in love with Shirish and married him three years ago at Arya Samaj without informing her family members.

The couple was blessed with a daughter. Though initially Sreeja's parents and family members expressed displeasure over the marriage, they eventually patched up.

“Sreeja charged that Shirish harassed her by not sending her to her parents' house to attend a cousin's marriage. She also accused him of demanding additional dowry for past one year,” the Commissioner said.

Sreeja claimed that, unable to bear the harassment, she returned to her parents' house a week ago and lodged the complaint.

Source: The Hindu

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