Demanding money to set up house not dowry?

  • | Friday | 13th December, 2019

Accepting arguments of senior advocate K Doraisamy, Justice P N Prakash ordered the acquittal of Sakthi, the husband, and Muthuraj and Neela (parents-in-law) of the deceased Kalpana, recently. Kalpana got married to Sakthi at Vellore on February 2, 2006, and later moved to her matrimonial house in Chennai. Muthuraj and Neela appear to have demanded Rs 50,000 for buying household articles for establishing a separate family. This cannot be construed as demand of dowry, the judge said. ‘No dowry demand’Justice Prakash said that from a conspectus of the facts obtained in the case, it is seen that there was no demand of dowry in connection with marriage

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