Man demands Rs 50 lakh from wife to settle abroad

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AHMEDABAD: A 24-year-old woman has filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws for demanding Rs 50 lakh as dowry money from her parents with the Gujarat University (GU) police station.

According to the GU police, Purvi Parekh, a resident of Kuldip Society, Ishwar Bhuvan, has filed a complaint against her husband Vishal Parekh, father-in-law Jignesh and mother-in-law Bhavna, along with four others. As per Parkeh’s complaint, she got married to Vishal in January 2011. Vishal stayed with her for a month and then went to UK for work. He promised her that she would soon join him once he settles there. Her parents were happy to have got an NRI bridegroom.

“The happiness, however, did not last long. As per Parekh’s complaint, she went to London along with her mother-in-law to visit Vishal in 2012. At that time, Vishal stated that it would be difficult to survive in UK without money and he would require Rs 50 lakh. Along with his other relatives, he then started pressing Purvi to get the amount,” said a GU police official.

In March this year, Vishal came back and settled in Ahmedabad after starting a job. However, the demands for money increased.

“As per her complaint, she was constantly physically and mentally harassed by her in-laws and relatives to get the dowry. We have called upon the accused in the case to record their statements on the case,” said VM Selar, inspector of GU police station.

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