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Woman calls off marriage after dowry demand in Rajasthan

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Enraged over dowry demands, a 24-year-old woman called off her marriage to a government teacher scheduled for next week.

Bharti Yadav alias Pinki, a resident of Faithapura village, called off her marriage with Shambu Dayal scheduled on February 22 after he and his family demanded a car as dowry in Baran city, Shriram Badesara, SHO, Sadar police station said.

According to the complaint filed by Bharti on Thursday, Shambu and his maternal grandfather, Kanayalal threatened to call off the marriage if they were not given a car as dowry.

They further forced the bride’s family to sign a legal document stating that they would give the car six months after the marriage as Bharti’s father expressed his inability to give such an expensive gift, Badesara said.

Bharti was engaged to Shambu on Feb 15 and her parents had given them a motorbike and jewellery as gifts after the engagement.

A case has been under various sections of IPC has been registered following the complaint.

Badesara said that a notice has been sent to the family and their statements have been recorded.

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