Mumbai: A man has been booked for recording his wife while bathing and posting the video as his WhatsApp status in Mumbai after she refused to return home. The police have also booked a total of eight people including her husband and in-laws for allegedly harassing the woman for dowry.
According to police officials, the 28-year-old woman, a resident of Kurar village, married a Bhiwandi man (name withheld) in 2015 and has twin children from the marriage. In her marriage, her father had spent around ₹12 lakh and gave jewellery worth more than ₹5 lakh and other family members were still harassing her for dowry and demanding a flat. Tired of constant harassment, she left home several times and came to live with her parents in Kurar.
Police said that she also filed a case of domestic violence against them, but her husband convinced her to withdraw the case.
According to her statement, in January last year when the two were living together in Thane, her husband had allegedly recorded her taking a bath and a few months ago when she left her house a few months ago her husband was threatening to circulate the video if she didn’t return.
Last week, the victim’s younger sister alerted her husband after seeing a video of her taking a bath on her WhatsApp status. The victim consulted her family members and decided to approach the police.
We have registered an offence under section 406 (criminal breach of trust), 498A (cruelty to woman), 506, 2 (criminal intimidation) along with section 67A ) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with (Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing the sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act and investigation is underway said an officer from Kurar police station.