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In-laws allegedly raped, tattooed abuses on woman’s head for not paying dowry

india Updated: Jun 27, 2016 23:26 IST
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Her ordeal began after getting married about two years ago to a man from Reni village in Alwar district . Months later her in-laws started beating her demanding Rs 51,000 as dowry, which her family was unable to cough up. (Shutterstock)

A Rajasthani woman has alleged that she was harassment, rape harassed, beaten-up, raped and was tattooed with abuses for not paying the dowry money, police said on Monday.

The woman in her late twenties and a resident of Amber near Jaipur has filed a complaint with the police alleging that abuses including “Mera baap chor hai” (my father is a thief) were tattooed on her forehead and she was raped by two of her husband’s relatives.

Her ordeal began after getting married about two years ago to a man from Reni village in Alwar district . Months later her in-laws started beating her demanding Rs 51,000 as dowry, which her family was unable to cough up.

“Trouble for my daughter started after six months she got married. She tried to tolerate it for some months. But when it became unbearable for her, she called me. After seeing her condition I was shocked to see that her in-laws had tattooed expletives or abuses on various parts of her body. I brought my daughter to my house and tried to rub off tattoos from her body including her forehead,” said her father Dinaram.

“We have registered a case against the in-laws of the woman and started investigations into the complaint,” an official of Amber police station told IANS.

“As tattoos have now been removed except for marks, the words are not fully visible,” the official added.

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