Makeshift court at hospital hears dowry case in Tripura

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Agartala, Sep 23 (UNI) A makeshift court at the Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) state referral hospital today conducted the proceedings and heard the case of a dowry victim who has been undergoing treatment for the past two years.

The court will hear the case again on September 25 as the victim, Anamika Ghosh (27), could not complete her statement due to critical physical condition.

Sources said Anamika's husband, Pintu Lal Ghosh, a businessman of Agartala, allegedly set her afire in August 2005 for dowry and she sustained 90 per cent burns.

Though police registered the case against Pintu, his brother Gautam and sister-in-law Rani Ghosh, the investigation could not advance because Anamika's statement could not be recorded due to her critical condition.

Anamika regained consciousness in May after one and half year and was supposed to appear before the court to record her statement.

However, the magistrate instructed authorities to arrange a makeshift court in the hospital itself, Dr J K Nag, who was treating Anamika, said.

The Tripura Women's Commission had appealed for money from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for Anamika's treatment while a number of medical companies and doctors also extended support to the victim.


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