case study on bride burning


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case study on bride burning

  1. 1. Case study
  2. 2.  Name – MEENAKSHI  Place - Palwal village (Hariyana)  Mother’s name – SAVITA  Education – 8th class  Marriage – march 2011 , with DEEPAK (faridabad)  Death – 3rd march 2012
  3. 3.  Meenakshi a girl from Palwal village. Her father was passed away in a road accident and Savita( mother ) lost her one hand and leg in a rail accident so their financial condition was very bad family income was only rs.750 that was from the pension of Meenakshi’s father.  Meenakshi got married with Deepak a boy from faridabad.  Deepak’s family demanded bike and 50,000 cash from her mother saying that deepak wants to start a new bussiness but Savita’s financial condition was bad ,so deepak’s family agreed into 25,ooo.
  4. 4.  Upset Meenakshi came home and informed her Mother about the torture that her Husband's family was giving her from since past several months.  Savita said Meenakshi to go back to deepak’s home because of society’s fear.  Again deepak’s parent asked for money and bike but Savita failed to give them.
  5. 5.  One fine day, Savita got a call and she was informed by Deepak’s father that Meenakshi had accidently burn her body.  Deepak’s family admitted Meenakshi’s in AIIMS hospital and left her there alone  When Meenakshi’s uncle called Deepak he told that she was cooking in the kitchen and caught by fire and said that he is breaking all his relation with Meenakshi.  This does not go too well with Savita and thus she decided to file a police complaint against Deepak’s family ,but police denied to complaint the FIR because of no real evidence.  95% of Meenakshi's body was burnt.
  6. 6.  A worker from NCW helped Savita. Meenakshi before her death gave her statement to police what was happened with her and how deepak’s family burnt her alive for dowry.  NGO worker reveals cops that it's a clear case of Dowry and there is a need for action.  Under sec 498A police arrested Deepak’s family but Deepak’s mother and uncle got bail on medical grounds but father and boy is still in custody and case still in court
  7. 7.  Sec-498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.-- Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.  NCW members tries to find out unreported cases like Meenakshi and help them for justice