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Family of eight booked for dowry harassment in Thane

Thane: A case has been booked against eight persons, including three women, for alleged harassment of a housewife at powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Thane district, police said on Thursday.


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The complainant, Laxita Khandelwar (24) said in her complaint that she had been subjected to physical torture and harassment by her husband and her in-laws during June 2009 to July 2013, Inspector R L Dhatavkar of Nizampura police station said.

Following her complaint, police booked a case under various sections of IPC yesterday.

According to the victim, her husband and in-laws tortured her as she could not bring money from her parents, as her husband wanted to start a new business.

"Laxita said in her complaint that her husband Hitendra once kicked her in abdomen when she was pregnant and as a result of which the foetus died.

She also alleged that her mother-in-law and two brothers-in-law tried to kill her by strangulating her," Dhatavkar said.

The accused also included distant relatives of her husband and in-laws.

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