A dowry harassment case was reported in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The victim was found tied in the backyard of her in-laws factory also, she was five months pregnant. The victim was in state of shock and terror and was admitted to a district hospital.
Noida: A shocking incident of dowry harassment was reported in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The victim was found tied in the backyard of her in-laws factory also, she was five months pregnant. On June 1, the victim’s family member filed a missing complaint at the Noida Sector-39 police station. After continuous investigation for 48 hours later, she was rescued from the factory’s backyard.
The victim was identified as Shweta who married Gaurav- the accused in year 2017. Exclusive visuals were given by the Noida police rescue team, in which the victim is seen tied to a pole in her in-laws’ factory backyard. Her husband is not traceable and the family had been taken in the custody. The victim was in state of shock and terror and was admitted to a district hospital.
The Indian criminal laws had been comprehensively amended to include dowry as a strict punishable offence. Dowry harassment is a non-bailable and non-compoundable offence, which provides immediate arrest of the accused. The husband or his family member are presumed to be guilty till they prove their innocence in the court. The guilty is punishable with a jail term of about three years. A Section 304(B) was added to the Indian Penal Code which states if the victim dies due to dowry harassment, the minimum sentence for the accused would be seven years and a maximum of life time imprisonment.
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