Punjab: Woman beaten up by in-laws over dowry demand

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Patiala (Punjab) [India] July 15 (ANI): The evil of dowry seems to be still deep-rooted in the soil of India. Recently, a video has went viral in which a woman is being beaten up by her brother-in-law and his friends in Punjab's Patiala, allegedly for giving birth to a girl and over dowry demands. After the incident which took place yesterday, the police filed a lawsuit against three people for threatening to kill her. Later, the two accused were taken into custody. According to reports, the victim, Meena Kashyap, was married to Daljeet Singh and gave birth to a girl whom the latter's family refused to accept. They also started bothering her over dowry, following which the two started living separately. Later, Meena's brother-in-law, along with his friends, beat her up brutally with hockey sticks. "We had complained about the issue last year itself but nothing was being done regarding that. They have been married for the past two years now and have a girl child. Their family asked Rs. seven lakh for dowry," victim's father told ANI. The police have registered the case and the investigation is underway. (ANI)