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NRI Son-law’s screwed: Bias TOI reporting

May 14, 2010

In the interview FIL/MIL claim that they gave the daughter the property(in daughter’s name) and that Son-IL is asking for the sale of the properties given to his wife. Then, how can this be dowry harassment. He is not asking for more money but just the sale of properties on his wife’s name ?
a) Links of the FIL/MIL’s interview:
b) TOI Paper news
Man files dowry case against NRI son-in-law
Hyderabad: Alleging that his Non-Resident Indian (NRI) son-in-law was torturing his daughter in Australia, a retired BHEL employee lodged a complaint with the Cyberabad police on Thursday.
The retired BHEL engineer, Venkateswara Rao, said his daughter Padmaja married Kambala Venkata Subba Rao of Mansoorabad in 2001. Venkata Subba Rao, known as Venkat, had finished Ph D from IICT.
At the time of the marriage, Venkat was given Rs 11 lakh worth property as dowry, Venkateswara Rao said.
Following the marriage, Venkat went to France, Switzerland and Australia on post-doctoral work. He is now currently a research fellow with the University of South Australia in Adelaide.
The couple has two daughters. All the family members are now citizens of Australia. Venkat began harassing his wife from 2004, demanding her to get money from her parents, Rao alleged in his complaint. “He wants us to sell some of the properties in India and give him the money,” Rao said.
Unable to put up with the harassment, Padmaja wanted to approach the local authorities in Australia for help, but constant surveillance by Venkat and threats to harm the children stopped her from doing so, Rao added.
A few days ago, Padmaja spoke to her parents and asked them to approach the local police in India.
On Thursday, Rao approached the Kushaiguda police and lodged a complaint against his son-in-law.
“We have registered a case under section 498-A (Subjecting a married woman to cruelty) against Venkata Subba Rao,” Kushaiguda inspector T Manohar Reddy said.
On Friday, Rao is planning to approach the Crime Investigation Department (CID), which deals with cases related to Indian nationals residing abroad.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Raul Chatri permalink
    May 31, 2010 11:03 pm

    I dont know if the reporting is biased..but dowry in itself is illegal. When his wife has the is upon her discretion to sell the property or not. If she is being harassed or forced to sell the property is harassment my dear friend!

  2. Virtuallogs permalink*
    June 1, 2010 5:03 am

    Dear Raul,

    This is the standard way of telling the false statement. What is the proof he has haraased or asked for sale. This is nothing but a blatant false case masquerading as dowry.

  3. Raul Chatri permalink
    June 1, 2010 6:20 am

    Dear Virtual,
    My arguement is not if the statement provided by TOI is true or false. Please dont tell me you are absolutely sure that this is a false statement..with out sufficient evidence. Just that a guy is willing to accept dowry is a cardinal sin for me. If there is an allegation made, it needs to be looked into. On what basis due classify this as a false statement..please dont tell me its based on your experience or statistics!

  4. Virtuallogs permalink*
    June 1, 2010 4:08 pm

    The law is clear here, The word dowry and stridhan are two different things, Where is the claim for dowry and how is it known to TOI without referring to Judge, Police.
    The bias against men is there. That is the reason the husbands are harassed. Such cases are completely false. He is an NRI, why would he need a property in India? and if they claim they are very rich, why have they married their daughter to a criminal?

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