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‘Taunting not harassment’

Heated arguments between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law could not be considered harassment, said a city court, discharging a husband-wife duo implicated in a dowry case by their daughter-in-law.

delhi Updated: May 27, 2010 00:11 IST
Sumit Saxena

Heated arguments between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law could not be considered harassment, said a city court, discharging a husband-wife duo implicated in a dowry case by their daughter-in-law.

“Mere taunting for bringing insufficient dowry does not come within the purview of Dowry Act,” Metropolitan Magistrate Shuchi Laler said. The allegations against the father- and mother-in-law “are unworthy of credence,” she said.

The daughter-in-law had registered a police complaint in August, 2007, against her husband and his parents alleging dowry harassment.