Stories Tagged 'Dowry'
Friends and relatives of Rinki Patel, who was found dead of an apparent suicide at her home on Sunday, staged a demonstration outside Parsa District Police Office in Birgunj on Monday, claiming that she was murdered over a dowry-related dispute by her husband and the in-laws.
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In a bid to end the deeply-rooted dowry practice in the region, Muslim religious leaders in Birgunj have announced that they will not conduct any wedding where bridegroom and bride receive or provide dowry.
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In what can be dubbed as one of the brutal cases of domestic violence, an 18-year-old married girl in Nepalgunj was beaten mercilessly by her in-laws for failing to bring dowry.
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While kids her age are just getting enrolled in primary school, six-year-old Shila Kumari Malli, a girl from the Dom community of Chandranigahapur in Rautahat district is already married.
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The body of a woman reportedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws in a village in the district has not been found even 18 days after the incident.
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Women belonging to the Dalit communities in the district have started a campaign against dowry system, a social ill that is rampant across the country.
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