Mangalore, October 14: A faque dowry harassment case was recently lodged in the JMFC court in Mangalore by a woman and her connections against her husband.
The wedding of Sheikh Noor Mohammed of Bajpe and Tarannum, daughter of Gulzar Banu of Bikarnakatte, Mangalore was held at Shadi Mahal, Mangalore on November 11, 2007. Husband Rizwan a computer engineer, was employed in Dubai and post the wedding, he took his wife to Dubai where still continues to work.
After sometime, he noticed a difference in the behaviour of his wife. When he found out the records of her talk in her mobile and internet chat that she used to have with men, he was confirmed about her extra marital affairs. When he questioned her, she admitted it and apologized. Later, she requested him to grant divorce and set her free.
When Rizwan arrived at his hometown, he informed the matter to Tarannum’s family. There was a meeting in Kadri police station in the presence of the concerned people where she wrote that she is leaving the house of her husband on her own accord. Rizwan Ali then gave her Talak in the presence of all concerned people.
After a month, in order to get money from Rizwan, she lodged a false case of dowry harassment against her husband, mother in law, sister in law and brothers-in-law in Bajpe police station. In her plaint she stated that, the husband’s family members have allegedly assaulted her. She stated that her husband Rizwan Ali Sheikh, his brothers Sarfraz Ali Sheikh, Imran Ali Sheikh and sisters-in-law Rehana Banu, Sarvari Zamzam and husband’s aunt Nasira Banu have tortured her for dowry.
Recently, hearing of the case was held in Mangalore JMFC court. Tarannum’s mom and eight witnesses including her relatives said in the court that Tarannum was tortured for dowry.
Advocates P P Hegde and Rajesh Kumar Amtadi the defence lawyer cross questioned the witnesses and produced relevant documents to prove that the allegations of Tarannum were untrue. All the seven members against whom the cases were booked were exculpated by the court.
The plaintiffs who misused the anti dowry law were charged by the court.