I am hearing this kind of news exactly after 14 years. Back in 2004, there were many dowry atrocities on women. In-laws and husband used to harass woman both mentally and physically for dowry. After several thousands of woman deaths, the law became very strict.
Seems, history is repeating.
Three years after her marriage, a 23-year-old woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband and in-laws in Bengal’s West Midnapore district allegedly as she failed to bring more dowry and she had dark complexion skin.
Shrabani Maity, who was from Chakmokrampur in Kharagpur, was admitted at Midnapore Medical College & Hospital, where she breathed her last on Monday night.
Police arrested Saurabh Maity, the deceased woman’s husband, and mother-in-law Sumitra Maity who belongs to Chakmakrampur village in Kharagpur area after Shrabani’s death based on her father’s complaint.
“Her family members are alleging that she was burnt alive because of her dark complexion. The investigation is still on and we are trying to find out whether she was actually killed because of her skin color or not,” Kharagpur ASP Y Raghubanshi said.
Shrabani had given birth to a girl child in March this year and cops said they are trying to find out whether this was the reason behind her killing.
“My sister was tortured by husband and her in-laws who demanded more dowry for the last three years after her marriage. We had given a substantial amount of dowry but their demands continued. They demanded more money,” claimed her elder brother Sushanta Bera. Shrabani had a one and half-year-old child.
Shrabani’s father Nitai Bera allegedly claimed that her in-laws poured kerosene on her and set her on fire. “We have filed a complaint with police,” Sushanta Bera, the woman’s brother added.
“We have started investigations into the matter and arrested two persons,” said Superintendent of Police (West Midnapore) Alok Rajoria.
Demanded Dowry To Compensate For Her Complexion
The incident has sent shock waves in her locality as her neighbors demanded stern action against her in-laws and husband.
“It was an arranged marriage and initially everything was all right. But after a few months, they started beating her up over trivial issues. They also demanded dowry to compensate for her complexion,” said the victim’s father, Netai.
“Yesterday (on Monday) afternoon we got the news of her death from the neighbors. We rushed to the hospital to see her lying there with burn injuries all over her body. Kerosene had been poured over her. We want stern action against her in-laws and husband. They killed my daughter brutally,” he added.
Seems, her husband started disliking her skin color after “three years of marriage”. Didn’t he see the skin color at the time of marriage?
So, this guy realized her skin color after three years and after having baby. People are not fools to believe this. Dowry laws are very strict and once there is proof, no one can save them. Saying about skin color is one good trick to escape from the law.
However, there are some idiotic women who are misusing this law and filing false cases on their in-laws. And the real needy ones are suffering a lot.
Guys, what is your reaction towards this? What do you think of the real reason, skin color or dowry or giving birth to a female infant? Share us in the comments. Dowry harassments are growing these days very rapidly. This guy killed his wife after 10 days of marriage.