Rising levels of dowry often seem to be associated with increasing levels of groom’s education thus making him more attractive in the marriage market.Despite a lot being said and done against the custom, it is still prevalent in the 21st century.
Recently a dowry harassment case has been filed against Flipkart Co-founder and famous Indian entrepreneur, Mr.Sachin Bansal by his wife Mrs.Priya Bansal according to a report by Times Now.
A first information report (FIR) was filed on February 28 against Sachin Bansal, his father Sat Prakash Agarwal, brother Nitin Bansal and mother Kiran Bansal for demanding dowry and gifts at the time of the wedding.
In her seven page police complaint Priya claimed detailing all the hardships she had been facing right from her wedding negotiations way back in 2008.
It stated that Sachin had tried to transfer her properties to his name and when she refused to do so, he and his family started harassing her and Sachin even sexually assaulted her sister in Delhi.
She alleged that her father splurge Rs. 50 lac on her wedding and also had given Rs 11 lac in cash to Bansal instead of a car.The investigations are underway and Sachin has not been arrested yet, said a report.
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While Sachin is the poster boy for the startup system in India, Priya is a dentist by profession and runs a clinic in Bengaluru. The duo got married in 2008 and have a son.This comes as a surprise as everything seemed fine between the couple. The reason is the Dowry system – one of the longest standing evils associated with marriage.