A warrant officer in the Indian Air Force and his family were booked after his daughter-in-law filed a case on charges of voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation and subjecting her to cruelty for dowry.
This is the sixth case Manju Rathore has filed against her husband, Jitendra Singh Rathore, a businessman. According to her, she has filed complaints against her husband five times earlier on similar charges in Dwarka, Allahabad and Greater Noida.
The Sector-18 police station received a frantic call around 3am from a neighbour who complained of a fight in Rathore’s house within the air force station. “The couple, who live in Allahabad, had come to Gurgaon to visit their parents. They got into an argument which turned ugly,” said investigating officer ASI Jaipal.
He added, “The complainant said her husband had forcibly taken their son away while the husband’s family claimed that she herself had left the child behind in a fit of rage on Wednesday night.”
Manju’s father-in-law Jagdish Singh Rathore, however, refuted all allegations of dowry harassment and said the child was united with his mother on Thursday. “My son had taken the child while we were at Manju’s parents’ house. He shouldn’t have done that and we called him back to return the child to Manju in front of the police,” said the IAF warrant officer.
Manju and Jitendra had got married in January 2012 against their parents’ wishes but the families accepted the alliance later. She, however, claimed her husband’s business had suffered losses and he was financially dependent on his parents. “My husband started torturing me and demanded dowry.”