Karnataka

Woman allegedly branded with hot iron for dowry

A case was registered in Saturday afternoon that a 28-year-old married woman was allegedly branded with a hot iron rod in a village in Madhugiri taluk in the district by her mother-in-law and sister-in-law for dowry.

Though the incident took place on June 1, the woman told her parents about the incident on June 17, when she went their house in Nelamangala taluk in Bengaluru Rural district.

She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Subsequently on Saturday, her parents filed a complaint at Midigeshi police station.

The woman was married to Nagaraj, who belonged to a village in Madhugiri taluk, two years ago. The couple have a daughter.

Nagaraj had married her after divorcing his first wife.

Her mother-in-law, Hanumakka, and sister-in-law, Thammakka, allegedly branded her with hot iron rod on June 1 demanding dowry.

Deputy Director of Women and Child Welfare Nanjegowda told The Hindu, "I have directed the staff of Santhvana Kendra to meet her and if she needs we will also provide her accommodation."

All support from the department would be extended to the woman to pursue her case, she added.

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