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Woman acquitted of dowry death charges

Additional district and sessions judge SS Sahni on Monday acquitted Manimajra-resident Krishna of the charges of dowry death after the prosecution failed to prove the allegations.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 28, 2013 22:25 IST
HT Correspondent

Additional district and sessions judge SS Sahni on Monday acquitted Manimajra-resident Krishna of the charges of dowry death after the prosecution failed to prove the allegations.


Krishna was booked in 2009, along with her nephew Ravi, who is settled in Italy with Krishna's sister Lakshmi, on the charges of dowry death after Ravi's wife Preeti Rani committed suicide.

The court had also declared Ravi and his mother Lakshmi as proclaimed offender.

Krishna was acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove the allegations of demanding dowry. The failure of the prosecution to prove that Preeti was married to Ravi facilitated the acquittal.

Preeti committed suicide on December 9, 2009, following which her mother Meena Kumari had accused Ravi, his mother Lakshmi and aunt Krishna of harassing her daughter for dowry and thus forcing her to end life. The FIR was registered on March 16, 2010, on the directions of the court.

Meena in her complaint had alleged that her daughter Preeti was married to Ravi in March 2009. As per allegations, soon after marriage, Krishna and Lakshmi started harassing Preeti with their demand of 5 tolas (50 gm) gold and a car. She alleged that even Italy-based Ravi failed to take Preeti along.