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Husband, in-laws harass woman for giving birth to girl

mumbai Updated: Mar 07, 2010 01:08 IST
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The police have registered a case against four members of a family for allegedly harassing Almas Memon (27) because she gave birth to a girl.

The Pydhonie police have booked Menon’s husband, Salim (42), brother-in-law Javed (27), sister-in-law Shainez (38) and Shainez’s husband, Ashraf (40), for harassing her.

“My in-laws started harassing me some months after our marriage in 2002,” said Almas. “They always demanded money from me,” claimed the 27-year-old.

But their demands increased after she gave birth of her daughter, Muskan, in 2007.

“They wanted a boy and always used to ill-treat me for having given birth to a girl,” she claimed.

“My family paid them money three to four times and tried to settle the problem,” added Almas. But they continued the harassment and even assault on some occasions.”

Almas alleged that they used the money to repay some loans taken previously by Ashraf.

Menon walked out of her in-laws house in December last year.

“My family tried to settle the dispute but nothing worked out,” Almas added.

The police arrested Salim, Javed and Ashraf on Thursday and the next day the local court remanded the trio to police custody for a day.

Shainez was brought to the local court on Saturday.

“The court on Saturday remanded all four of them to judicial custody. The court is likely to hear their bail applications on Monday,” said

Jigna Dedhia, Memon’s advocate.