He was convicted for attempting to murder his pregnant wife, who had refused to ask her family for more dowry
The City Fast Track Court on Friday sentenced a 34-year-old businessman to five years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 for attempting to murder his pregnant wife, who had refused to ask her family for more dowry.
The court, however, acquitted the businessman’s parents and relatives owing to lack of evidence.
The convict, identified as Girish from Talaghattapura, married Soumya in 2009 and had taken dowry from her family, including gold jewellery, Rs. 1 lakh in cash and an earthmover worth Rs. 13.5 lakh. Soon after the wedding, the family demanded more dowry.
When Soumya refused to ask her family for more dowry, Girish attacked her and dumped her outside the house when she was eight months pregnant in April 2010. Neighbours noticed Soumya lying outside only the next morning and informed her parents. Soumya’s father, Muniraju, shifted her to a hospital where she had to undergo an abortion.
Based on his complaint, the Talaghattapura police arrested Girish and his parents on charges of dowry harassment and attempt to murder.