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Ranchi: wife lodges dowry case against IAS husband

The wife of an Indian Administrative Service officer lodged a dowry case against her husband at the Town Police Station in Dumka, around 320 kilometres from the state capital, on Tuesday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2013 10:49 PM IST

The wife of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer lodged a dowry case against her husband at the Town Police Station in Dumka, around 320 kilometres from the state capital, on Tuesday.

According to police, one Sarita Soren, who is from Dumka, has alleged that her IAS husband tortured her both mentally and physically for dowry. The IAS officer alleged of harassing wife for dowry has been identified as Sanjeev Kumar Besra. Besra is currently posted as trainee IAS officer in Dhanbad.

In complaint she had stated that she was married to Besra six years back.

“We have lodged an FIR against the trainee IAS officer,” said Dr Ajay Kumar, officer-in-charge of Town police station.

The complaint stated that she used to stay with her in-laws at Jamtara where her mother-in-law and sister-in-law tortured her for not bringing enough dowry.

“The FIR is not registered against Soren’s mother-in-law as she has expired. Besra and his sister have been made the main accused in the case,” said Kumar.

Soren added that when she shifted to Delhi to stay with her husband, she thought things would be better there. But she faced the same problem in Delhi as in Jamtara. She alleged that Besra regularly tortured her physically and mounted pressure on her to fulfil his dowry demands.

Soren has also alleged that the trainee IAS officer had demanded Rs 10 lakh, a four wheeler and other household goods. She alleged that Besra had threatened to break marital ties with her if her family members did not fulfil the demands.

In the FIR she has also complained that her husband married another woman without divorcing her. She also stated in the complaint that Besra, prior to tying nuptial knots with his second wife, did not inform her or her family members.

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