Family faces trial for dowry

Rejecting a man’s plea that he and his family members never tortured the bride for dowry, a Delhi court asked police to prosecute them.

 Additional sessions judge Madhu Jain dismissed the man’s plea that he was willing to keep his wife with him and that she was never harassed by her in-laws, saying “specific allegations” are not only against her husband but also against her in-laws. The court also allowed the prosecution of the man’s father, mother, brother and sister for harassing and torturing the woman for bringing less dowry. “There are clear and substantive allegations against the in-laws for demanding dowry and harassing the complainant,” the court said.

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