Husband to wife: No copulation if no dowry

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Kerala
Coimbatore, July 18: The All Women police here have arrested a man for refusing to cohabit with his wife even after a year of their marriage, demanding that she first fulfil his demand for dowry.

Priya (22) who was unable to bear the mental agony of her husband Ramesh (23) for more than 16 months, finally approached the police. Police said she got married in March last year and her nightmare began the same day as her husband demanded immediate handing over of seven sovereigns of gold ornaments and Rs five lakh cash, saying he would not have any physical contact with her till then.

Her parents had agreed to give 20 sovereigns of gold to Ramesh, who works in a goldsmith outlet, but could give only 13 sovereigns on the day of the marriage, police said. Based on the complaint, Ramesh was arrested and a hunt is on for his parents who were part of the torture, police said.

PTI

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