Two women held in Chennai for dowry harassment

April 5th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Two women were arrested Sunday on charges of harassment for dowry and assisting bigamy by attempting to arrange the third marriage of an IT professional relative domiciled in Singapore, the police said.
“Madina Begum (55) and Safina (35) were arrested based on a complaint from Abu Bakkar Siddique that his Singapore-based son-in-law Mohammad Ali Maraikkayar was attempting to marry a third time through the efforts of his mother Madina and sister Safina,” police inspector S. Kalyani told IANS.

“Investigations revealed that Maraikkayar had cheated his two previous wives, Yasmeen and Afsin, after allegedly torturing them for extra dowry though he had received Rs.2 million worth cash and jewellery through each marriage. Cases have been registered against the women and the Singapore-based suspect,” Kalyani added.

According to police sources, the women were arrested from their village Parangippettai in Cuddalore district, some 230 km south of here.

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