SHIVPURI: A married woman has accused her in-laws of perpetrating atrocities against her just because her parents could not fulfill the dowry demands of the accused.The six-month pregnant woman, said she regularly faced invectives, thrashing and pejorative remarks from her in-laws before they finally expelled her from their house.

The Kamlaganj resident woman was married to Hemant Chug, son of Nirmaldas Chug, resident of Qila Gate, Morai Mohalla, Gwalior, on June 5 last year. Her parents gave dowry to the Chugs according to their financial status. However, the in-laws were not satisfied with the dowry for which they started harassing the woman asking her to get more money and other things from her father.

The Chugs forced her to leave the home when their demands could not be fulfilled. The shattered woman went to her parents and narrated her plight to them. Her parents and other kin went to Gwalior to talk to her in-laws. However, the in-laws were adamant and reiterated to get their demands fulfilled. The woman’s kin were ousted without any solution for the dispute coming out after discussion.

The victim of dowry harassment said she fears for her life and despite being pregnant she does not want to return to her husband who has also asked her to get her pregnancy aborted. She said she wanted separation from her husband.

After marrying off their four daughters, her elderly parents live in a rented house. While her father is a retired government servant, her mother runs a tiffin centre to make the two ends meet.They said their financial condition is not as such to fulfill the rising demands of their daughter’s in-laws.

Sub-inspector Aradhana Davis, in-charge of crime against women cell, Shivpuri, said, “I have talked to the dowry harassment victim woman. She is unwilling to return to her husband and wants separation from him. A case would soon be filed in the court.”

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