NRI's parents arrested in India for dowry-related harassment
NRI techie's family held in dowry case
Hyderabad, May 19, 2008
A non-resident Indian (NRI) techie's parents were arrested for
allegedly harassing their daughter-in-law for additional dowry
in Begumpet on Sunday.
According to police, Meena Kumari of Mehdipatnam was married
to Praveen Kumar of Begumpet in 2005.
Since the time of the marriage, Praveen Kumar has been working
as a software engineer in Australia.
Immediately after the marriage, Praveen Kumar left for Australia
and promised to send visa to his wife within a month.
"Praveen did not stand by his promise. His parents-Mohan
Rao and Jyothi-started harassing Meena Kumari for additional dowry,"
Inspector of police, women police station, CCS, B Venkataratnam
Wishing for their daughter's better life, Meena Kumari's parents
gave nearly Rs six lakh as additional dowry and after that Praveen
sent visa to Meena Kumari.
Meena went to Australia in 2006. But unable to put up with dowry-related
harassment from her husband, she returned home in April 2008.
Meena Kumari approached a local court on April 30. The court
directed police to register a case and start investigations.
Based on directions from the court, a case under section 498-A
(Dowry harassment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and cases under
sections 4 and 6 of the Dowry Prohibition Act were registered
against Mohan Rao, 65, Jyothi, 62, Praveen Kumar and three other
family members at CCS women's police station.
Mohan Rao and Jyothi were arrested on Sunday from their house
in Begumpet. They might be produced in court on Monday.