Published On : Thu, May 26th, 2016

Interim bail granted to in-laws of Tuli’s daughter in dowry, torture case


Nagpur: The District and Sessions Court Judge V D Shukla on Thursday granted ad-interim bail to accused Tejpalsingh Arora, Ajinderkaur Arora and Isha Singh Arora, the father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law respectively of complainant Tuli’s daughter. The accused were charged under Sections 498A, 323, 354(A)(1)(IV), 377 R/w 34 of IPC for various offences such as cruelty, hurt, outrange of modesty, unnatural sex.

It is pertinent to recall that Ambazari police had filed an FIR against Hardeep Singh Arora and his family members for tormenting Hardeep’s wife Sharlyn (name changed) for dowry. Sharlyn was also reportedly subjected to sexual torture by her husband Hardeep who forced unnatural sex with her on many occasions. Sharlyn also complained of sexual harassment and molestation by her brother in law and father in law.

All the five members including Hardeep, his brother Sandeep Singh, father Tejpal Singh Arora, mother Ajinder Kaur and Sandeep’s wife Isha have been booked under sections 498 (A), 377, 354 (A)(1), 323, 34 of IPC. Ambazari police are investigating the matter. Sources also hinted at the possibility of arrest of Hardeep and other family members any time soon.

Initially the girl approached Gurudwara Committee fearing the family’s reputation. The Committee heads then tried to intervene and pacify the matter. But the relation only strained in due course as Hardeep often press Sharlyn to get her father to buy him a car. Hardeep often came home drunk and used to force her into unnatural sex.

The girl informed that taking advantage of the situation, her brother in law and father in law also made sexual advances towards her. Her brother in law had even molested her when Hardeep was out of town. She complained that her father in law would often insist her to sleep with him.