JAIPUR: Two cases of dowry harassment and domestic violence are registered everyday with three Woman Police Stations in the city. Thirty alleged dowry deaths were reported in the district in 2008. Amid hue and cry by the NGOs and other social organizations over the alleged misuse of sections related to dowry harassment and domestic violence, there is another aspect which goes unnoticed most of the times. There are many people who have to suffer at a very young age due to such cases. Their career is ruined and they are left with no other option but to suffer from delayed judgments and biased police investigation.
“There are many cases pending in courts in which young professionals, including doctors, engineers, software engineers, etc. are involved,” said Ashwani Bohra, an advocate who prefers to fight cases from the groom’s side alleging misuse of IPC sections related to domestic violence and dowry harassment.
Giving an example, he said that dowry harassment and domestic violence cases were filed against one of his clients – Amit Jain who had completed his MBBS and was to appear for MS entrance exam. But due to the case, which is pending in the court, he could not sit in the examination and his promising career as a doctor has been ruined,” said Ashwani.
A physically-challenged person, Rameshwar Meena, a resident of Chaksu in Jaipur, was finally disposed of all the charges against him by his wife recently. When the trial was going on, he cleared an exam for second grade schoolteacher, but due to the trial, his career seemed to be in limbo.
“It was a horrifying experience. I was accused of beating up my wife and fake medical certificates proving me a brutal person were prepared and produced in the court. I was alleged of demanding a motorcycle from my wife which I never did as there is no use of motorcycle for me as I am handicapped,” said Rameshwar.
“In most of the cases, the FIRs are lodged by giving distorted facts and police either act lethargically or adopt a biased attitude which cost dear to the groom and his family,” Ashwani added.