A woman’s husband and father-in-law thrashed her parents, chewed her mother’s nose and slit her ear during a dispute related to dowry on Sunday in Bareilly. An FIR has been registered against the accused at Bareilly Cantonment police station under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by a dangerous weapon) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of trust).
The severely injured woman was rushed to the district hospital, which then referred her to Delhi for surgery. As per reports, Gantha Rehman, a fourth-class employee of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), married off his daughter Chand Bi to Mohammed Ashfaq, a property dealer in Bareilly, about a year ago.
The groom’s family had demanded Rs. 10 lakh as dowry at the time of marriage, which was paid, but after Chand Bi gave birth to a daughter, her in-laws started demanding Rs. 5 lakh more. Rehman refused to pay the amount following which his daughter was thrashed by her in-laws.
When the father came to know of the matter, he rushed to his daughter’s house along with his wife, Gulshan, to talk to the groom’s family. But soon, an argument ensued during which Ashfaq, his father Izhaar and other family members started thrashing the wife’s parents.
Ashfaq bit the mother’s nose while Izhaar slashed her ear with a knife. After the police were informed, the father-son duo fled the scene leaving Gulshan unconscious. The Police rushed her to the hospital.
Station House Officer Avanish Singh Yadav said: “On getting information of the incident, we took the victims to hospital and ensured their first aid. An FIR has been registered against five identified and one unidentified persons, and the accused will be arrested soon.”