A local court on Tuesday remanded a man to jail custody in connection with a dowry torture case in Rourkela town of Orissa.
Bijaya Sahoo was remanded to 14 days' judicial custody after his wife filed a complaint at the local women's police station alleging torture for dowry against Sahoo at their home in Deogam area, on the outskirts of the city.
Sahoo's younger brother Satyajit, also facing similar case filed by his wife at the same police station, was reported absconding by the police. The two daughter-in-laws of Sahoo family - Saraswati and Padmini - had filed separate cases at the police station alleging dowry torture against their husbands.
While Saraswati had been married to Bijaya ten years ago, the younger daughter-in-law Padmini got married to Satyajit three years back.
According to the complaints, both brothers had been torturing wives demanding more dowry forcing the women to shift to their respective parent`s home.