This 4 month old news is worth reading,for it teaches women that they should stand up against dowry demands much before getting married
Mumbai girl exposes dowry seekers, shoots them demanding
A prospective bride, agitated by a sudden increase in demand for dowry, conducted a sting operation on her would be in-laws leading to their arrest in Mumbai recently.
The girl was supposed to get married to Nikhilesh Pathak, an engineer by profession, on June 19. All the pre-marriage ceremonies, including tilak, had been performed when the Pathaks demanded an expensive car.
The girl's family pleaded that all arrangements had been made. But Nikhilesh's family, who lived in Mumbai's Mulund area, refused to budge. The girl and her family then decided to expose them.
As seen in the tape, the boy's father says that his family wanted a car and nothing else. The other side pleads and promises to give furniture. But the boy's father stands by his demand: "We want a car at any cost."
When the girl's family protested saying that car was never on the dowry list, boy's father Suresh Pathak asked them: "Why are you lying?" He claimed that the demand for car was made through the family priest. The girl's father confronted the priest who was witnessing the drama.
The girl's family claimed they had already given over Rs 2 lakh to Nikhilesh's family. After conducting the sting, the girl's family approached the nearest police station. The police saw the nearly three-hour footage and swung into action. They arrested Nikhilesh and his father, who were actively engaged in negotiating with the girl's family.
The girl later told Headlines Today, "Their demands were increasing with every passing day. We had already told them about the position of our family. First they demanded a makeover of their entire house and then they started demanding a car. So I along with my family conducted a sting operation on them."
"I was afraid of the society. What would people say? I was afraid of the consequences. But if I would not have taken this step, this fear would have destroyed my family and me. Finally I decided to expose them," she added.