Friday, May 18, 2007

Inspector held for dowry harassment

A Bangalore police inspector N. Srinidhi, who was conferred the gallantry medal by the President last year, for gunning down naxal leader Saketh Rajan, has been sent to jail for beating his wife. The Vijayanagar police on Monday arrested Fraser Town Police Inspector N. Srinidhi on the charge of torturing his wife for more dowry.
The police have also arrested Srinidhi's mother, Jayalakshamma, and brother, Sreenivasa.
On a complaint by Srinidhi's wife, Jyothishree, the Vijayanagar police registered a case against the three under the Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code (husband or relative of the husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and also under the Dowry Prohibition Act, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) K.V. Sharathchandra said.
In her complaint, Ms. Jyothishree has said that her husband was torturing her for a dowry of Rs. 5 lakh. Besides, he was allegedly beating her on the instigation of his mother.
Ms. Jyothishree, who is admitted to hospital, has complained that her husband assaulted her on Saturday as she had not polished his shoes and kept his uniform ready.


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