Man shaves wife’s head for bringing inadequate dowry

January 16th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) A man shaved his wife’s head and made her parade through a village in Uttar Pradesh after she failed to bring adequate dowry, a police officer said Friday. The incident took place in Manikpur village of Mau district, about 300 km from here.

Asha Devi, 27, was harassed by her husband Gunjan and other family members over dowry demands.

“The father of the victim Ramshanker approached us Thursday after which the case was registered,” Additional Superintendent of Police Diwakar Kumar told IANS on phone.

He said Asha’s father-in-law and mother-in-law have been arrested while the husband is at large.

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