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Vikash Sharma

Berhampur: A doctor in Berhampur has been accused of torturing his wife for dowry. It is alleged that the doctor, identified as Shanti Bhusan Pathi, also locked up his wife Nibedita in a room of their house.

Nibedita has alleged that her husband and her in-laws have been torturing her since her marriage in February 2015.

“My in-laws started torturing me after 15 days of marriage. They used to harass me for small things in the house. I was even forced to do sit ups before everybody in the house,” alleged Nibedita.

Nibedita alleged her in-laws made had her life miserable. “I had lodged a complaint with police in connection with the torture. I had even staged a dharna in front of my in-laws house yesterday,” she said.

Nibedita further stated that her family had paid Rs 15 lakh in cash and other gold ornaments as dowry at the time of marriage. “My in-laws were forcing and demanding more money and gold ornaments. After I staged a dharna yesterday, my father-in-law and others locked me in the building,” she added.

Only after some reporters reached the place, the in-laws reportedly unlocked the room on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Nibedita’s in-laws could not be contacted over the dowry torture allegations levelled against them.

(Edited By Ramakant Biswas)

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