Tribune News Service
Bathinda, October 14. Dowry cases are on rise in the city. During the last three days, four such cases have been registered at the Women Cell of the Bathinda police.
Experts say rise in awareness among women about their rights has led to the women raising their voice against the social ill of dowry.
The Ludhiana-based in-laws of a city resident, Dr Tanu Setia, have been booked for demanding dowry. The victim was being harassed and beaten up for dowry.
The police has booked her husband Dr Harpreet Kuckreja, whose family owns the Ajit Cycle Industry located in the industrial area of Ludhiana. “The malady of dowry is prevalent in the lower and upper strata of society. People are aware that demanding dowry is a crime, but still they indulge in this illegal act,” said a social worker Raj Gupta, who is a regular member of the District Lok Adalats.
She added that if the couple has children, the latter are at the receiving end. She advised that girls should be more tolerant and run their household on their own without allowing their parents to intervene.
In the three cases registered today, residents of Talwandi Sabo, Kotkapura and Bathinda city have been booked for demanding dowry.
The police booked Pawan Kumar, a resident of area near the GGS College, Talwandi Sabo, for demand dowry from his wife Seema Rani, a resident of the Model Town, Bathinda.
Hemant Kumar, a resident of Nirmanpura area in Kotkapura, has been booked for demanding dowry from his wife Parminder Kaur, a resident of the Police Colony, Lal Singh Basti in Bathinda.
In yet another such incident, the police has booked Amarjit Singh, a resident of Mohalla Kikkar Dass, Kartar Basti, Bathinda city, on the complaint of his wife Parminder Kaur, a resident of Amarpura Basti.