Kerala HC denies anticipatory bail to doctor accused in dowry harassment case
Kochi: The Kerala High Court has denied pre-arrest bail to doctor accused in a dowry harassment case observing that granting anticipatory bail to such wrongdoers will definitely convey a wrong message to society.
The case concerned a young doctor of Vattappara in Thiruvananthapuram, who has been accused by his wife of torturing her for transfer of her properties in his name.
On April 14, her father, and her brother came to the matrimonial home to take her back after she complained of alleegd torture. However, the doctor's parents and brother allegedly attacked them.
As per the petition, her father sustained severe injuries on his neck and spinal cord. The bride and her brother also sustained fractures. They are still undergoing treatment for the injuries, claimed Advocate Thomas J Anakkallunkal, who represented the bride.
"Harassment, abuse and torture, both mental and physical towards married ladies are increasing by day to pressurize them to bring more wealth to the family of the bridegroom. Though so many cases are being registered against husbands and in-laws, there is no change in the attitude of the society towards married women and family members. The attack towards them are of course, for various reasons, making their matrimonial homes as most dangerous place to live…This has to be stopped forever. But, if anticipatory bail is granted to such wrongdoers that will definitely give a 'wrong message' to the society."