A man allegedly thrashed his wife of 13 years for not fulfilling his demands for dowry.
Rashmi Agarwal (33), a resident of Delhi’s Yamuna Vihar, has been admitted to a government hospital with deep wounds.
The mother of two was beaten black and blue, allegedly by husband Manoj Garg (36), a trader in Ballabgarh, at her in-laws’ place there.
“Thrashing me is a habit with my husband. But on Monday, he sent my children outside and beat me with a stick,” Agarwal said from her bed in B K Hospital.
“When my seven-year-old daughter came in, my husband left and I locked myself in." She alleged that though she had called police repeatedly, their response wasn’t “satisfactory”.
Police came after a long time and her relatives rushed her to hospital.
Garg denied the allegations. “My wife is lying. I am a small businessman and it is difficult for me to fulfil her desires,” he said. Apparently, Agarwal was asked to arrange for money from her family if something had to be bought at her in-laws’.
“There was a scuffle and she received some injuries,” he admitted.
However, Agarwal’s father R.K. Agarwal alleged: “Soon after her marriage in 1996, her in-laws began troubling my daughter for dowry. So a case was registered and Garg’s brother Neeraj (39) was arrested and lodged in Tihar jail for 45 days.”
Garg confirmed his brother had been arrested earlier.