Kathmandu : A newlywed has been brutally beaten in Sarlahi for not bringing gas stove and cylinder in the dowry. Family members, including her husband, have beaten her saying that she did not bring gas stove and cylinder in the dowry.
Amrita Kumari Sah, 21, daughter of Ram Ashraya Sah of Samsi Village Municipality-6 of Mahottari was married to Jog Narayan Sah, 24, of Sarlahi Haripurwa Municipality-2 on Bhaisak 13. Five days after the wedding, she returned home. She returned home a few days later.
According to the locals, the bride was sent to cook in the kitchen four days after the marriage and according to the tradition, there was a dispute after she demanded ingredients in the kitchen while cooking.
After returning home, the bride said that she was beaten by her husband and other family members. She has been treated by her relatives. According to the police, the newlywed was beaten for not providing gas stove and cylinder in the dowry.
The relatives have lodged a complaint at the Peace Service Center and District Police Office in Sarlahi demanding action against the accused.
Amrita’s husband and father in law have been arrested by the police while the search is on as other members have fled, said Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh Rathore of the District Police Office, Sarlahi.
The relatives said that they gave Rs. 375,000 in cash, two tolas of gold, 12 tolas of silver, furniture and clothes and more than Rs 1.2 million in total of dowry at the wedding.