Anti-dowry law makes it wife-biased, discriminatory,and poorly formulated. A complaint from your wife or her family member can land husband and his entire family in jail without any investigation.
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Winston Churchill
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Honour killing: I killed my daughter, confesses father
ROHTAK: The scourge of honour killing took another toll in Haryana as a father has turned out to be the killer of the girl who was found dead near her house on October 18 in Dairy Mohalla colony of Rohtak. The victim, Vratika, 20, was a student of MA (English) in Maharshi Dayanand University here and was having an affair with a boy.
The Rohtak police said that girl's father Randhir Singh, who works as an insurance agent in Delhi, has confessed to have strangulated her daughter to death on the night of October 17 when he found the girl talking to her boyfriend over mobile phone. To mislead the police and create a different scene, the accused first tore girl's clothes and then threw her body in the backyard of the house from the housetop.
Shockingly, the deceased's family had suspected the role of her uncle Chand Ram (Randhir's elder brother) in the death of girl, alleging that she could have been raped before being killed. Though the police registered a case of rape and murder under section 302 and 376 IPC against Chand Ram and unidentified accomplices on the basis of their statement, they continued with the probe and interrogated the girl's father.
Rohtak SSP B Satheesh Balan told TOI that father spotted his daughter talking to someone over mobile phone at the terrace of the house when he went out of his room to answer the nature's call around 11pm. He went upstairs and inquired as to what she was doing, she lied that she was listening to music on phone. However, he got suspicious and checked details of the phone. "The girl then disclosed her love affair and expressed her wish to marry the same boy which enraged the father. He strangulated her and flunged her from the terrace to her death", police official informed on the basis of disclosure made by the accused.
"Randhir Singh has disclosed that his wife woke up on hearing a thud sound as the girl plunged to her death but he said that a brick has fallen. He even did not reveal the incident to other family members and went to join duty the next day", informed the city police station SHO Ramesh Alwadi, adding that they were doubtful about the role of father from the beginning who broke down after being confronted with certain proofs.