4 arrests in 2 dowry torture cases

Rourkela: Four persons were arrested from two different families in two separte alleged dowry torture cases in the steel city here today.

Police said one Sachidananda Swain had alleged that his daughter Laxmipriya had gone missing from her in-law`s house in Naya bazar area under plant site police limit of the city on Monday.

Swain had filed a complaint alleging that his daughter`s husband Sanjay Jena and her elder brother-in-law Bijay Jena and mother-in-law Premalata were involved in the disappearance of his daughter. He alleged that his daughter was facing dowry torture by her in-law`s family. Police arrested Sanjay, his elder brother Bijay and mother Premalata, police said.

In an another allegedly dowry torture case, one Santosh Sahu was arrested after his wife Pankajini filed a complaint of dowry torture.

Santosh of Balughat area under Raghunathpally police limit had been allegedly demanding Rs 1 lakh more dowry from his father-in-law as a result of which Pankajini along with her one year old daughter was staying at her parents house.

Police forwarded all four accused to a local court which remanded them to jail custody.