Nagpur: Four members of a family have been booked by Jaripatka police on the charges of demanding Rs 5 lakh as dowry from a man whose daughter was to marry with one of the accused and breaking the fixed marriage.
The accused have been identified as Dheeraj Ravindra Meshram (25), Ravindra Meshram, Pratibha Meshram, and Dipti Meshram, all residents of Yashodhara Nagar, Amravati. According to police, a resident of Indora Sadhu Mohalla, Kamptee Road, Rajesh Gaurishankar Wasnik (53) had fixed marriage of his daughter Sneha (27) with the accused Dheeraj Ravindra Meshram.
Accordingly, the engagement ceremony had taken place on February 18, 2018 at Kadbi Square Railway Institute, Kamptee Road. At the time of engagement, Rajesh Wasnik had given a gold ring and clothes to the accused Dheeraj Meshram. Rajesh Wasnik even printed marriage invitation cards and booked a hall. In the meantime, the accused Dheeraj Meshram, his parents Ravindra Meshram, Pratibha Meshram and sister Dipti Meshram visited Rajesh Wasnik’s house and demanded Rs 5 lakh cash as dowry. But when Rajesh Wasnik expressed his inability to meet the demand, the accused broke the fixed marriage despite knowing that invitation cards have been printed and hall booked. Thus the accused cheated Rajesh Wasnik.
Jaripatka police constable Manohar Patil, based on Rajesh Wasnik’s complaint, has booked the four accused under Sections 420, 34 of the IPC read with Sections 3, 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act. Further investigations are on.