|Greedy husband told to pay Rs.40 Lakhs, apologize publicly (Source: Times of India , Dated 22 September 2008, Page 7)|
|New Delhi : It was payback time for a husband and his family, whose greed was not satiated by Rs 18 lakh in dowry and who continued to torture the wife mentally and physically to squeeze out another Rs 10 lakh and a plot from her parents.They learnt their lesson the hard way, with the Supreme Court directing them to pay Rs 40 lakh to the wife and her family and tender a public apology before the Aggarwal Sabha. After this, a divorce would be granted by mutual consent.Shilpa’s marriage to Abhinav in July 2007 was a typical one — with exchange of lavish gifts even before the actual ceremony. The boy’s parents took Rs 18 lakh — Rs 10 lakh to buy a Toyota Innova car ostensibly in the name of the bride in which she would arrive in her new matrimonial home and Rs 8 lakh for other expenses.But, the moment Shilpa stepped into her husband’s house, the demands started increasing — Rs 10 lakh more and transfer of title of a plot standing in her father’s name to the father-in-law’s name.She was allegedly poisoned and sexually harassed by the inlaws in addition to being tortured. She filed several police complaints while the husband moved for divorce. The Aggarwal Sabha tried to bring about peace within the family.
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