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
MUMBAI: Rajendra Jaiswal, the man who was set on fire one-and-a-half months ago, allegedly by his wife after an argument succumbed to his injuries at Masina Hospital in Byculla on Saturday.
Jaiswal (33) was admitted with 75% burns after his wife allegedly set him on fire by pouring kerosene on him, following an argument. The Vakola police had registered a case of attempt to murder against his wife Jyoti (31).
The police have now registered a murder case against Jyoti, who had in her complaint, accused her husband of making dowry demands.
The deceased, a DJ, used to stay with his wife at William building in Yashwant Nagar, Vakola. Jyoti, who sustained 30% burn injuries, had claimed that Rajendra had tried to immolate himself to falsely implicate her in the case. Jyoti told the police that she sustained injuries because she tried to save her husband.
According to the police, The body of the deceased has been sent to Rajawadi Post-Mortem Centre. His wife has not been arrested as the police are still investigating the case. tnn
The incident had occurred on the afternoon of September 27, following a heated argument between the couple. Initially, Rajendra had been admitted to VN Desai Hospital from where he was shifted to a private hospital and later to Masina Hospital.
Jyoti had also alleged that her husband was demanding a divorce in order to marry another woman. However, the deceased's family has denied the accusation levied by Jyoti. Instead, in their complaint, Rajendra's father had told the police that the couple, who got married in 2004, had heated arguments over various household matters and their daughter-in-law had falsely accused their son of having an extra-marital affair.