Published On : Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

Shocked Maneka promises action over horrific gang-rape, tattoo over dowry


Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi reacts to the gang-rape and tattooing of a woman who could not pay dowry.

I am deeply shocked and pained over this incident. Have asked NCW to look into this matter immediately,” Gandhi tweeted.


In a shocking incident from Rajasthan, a 30-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by her husband and his two brothers who tattooed expletives on her forehead and hand after her family could not fulfill their dowry demand in Alwar district, police said today.

The victim was married to Jagannath in Reni village. She alleged that since her marriage in January 2015, her husband and in-laws used to beat her up and demand dowry of Rs 51,000, they said.

“Her husband and brothers-in-law allegedly raped her and tattooed profanities on her forehead which her parents later made an attempt to get removed,” a police official said.

She has been living with her parents since then, Mahila police station SHO Abdul Wahid said, adding the woman has still marks on her forehead and hand.

An FIR has been registered under sections of 498-A (Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act), 376 (punishment for rape) and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of IPC and an investigation in the case has been initiated, he said.