Your family made a huge cash transaction, would you be able to provide any evidence when time comes ? e.g. your bank withdrawal, their bank deposit, any big purchase they made subsequently etc. Did they actually buy the car out of that money after marriage ? A big purchase like that is difficult to hide. Then you should definitely probe that.
You did PGDM in HR. Madam, why don't you tell that you are an MBA ! I think people are aware that MBA and PGDM are the same thing (all business schools even IIM's give the degree as PGDM).
Your salary is 15K, what is his salary ? Did you husband snatch or take away your salary from you ? If that is your complain that you were forced to bear expenses of your very own household, the next question would be : did your husband spend his own salary on his sister or something other than the benefit of the family (it could be investment, loan payment etc.)
No offence to you, but there are cases where the wife dragged the husband on DV (economic deprivation clause) for he paid utility bills out of wife's credit card. Many wives, even educated earning wives believe that household and all common expenses are husband's sole burden, her income is her very own personal thing and she is free from any liability as to how she spends her money :)
So you must have implicated the sister-in-law in DV. What did you do during the 15-20 days you spent in her house ? During that honeymoon period wife is mostly treated as guest. Did you cook in same kitchen with her ? In short was the relation among you two of domestic nature or not. Are the subsequent visits just social visits ? A sister who has only a brother left (parents hostile), nothing wrong in visiting her brother as such. However if she took part in beating that's a different thing. Was she physically present during the beating ? If yes, you should really include her.
I must admit here that I am no lawyer, just advice seeker in this forum. So please dont take offense at my answer. I am facing DV case, which my wife filed with the sole purpose of punishing me/teach me lesson (though in my case the allegations are frivolous, no beating). Yet I dont feel any brotherhood with your husband (as suggested by Mr. Prabhakar), or anybody for that matter who treats his wife like that. Your allegations are very serious, either you were grossly wronged or you are big time liar. Court will decide that. I pray the truth wins in the long run, and you win the case if you are true.
So I am just curious about what women do after filing such cases ? as clearly its damn easy to file a case, but what after that ? How far do the women go to pursue those. And trust me, at this point it will also help you to know how a husband thinks, because you have a long way to deal with one. You have already filed case, now you have little to do, mostly wait for the dates what moves he make.
Has he got the summons with such serious charges ? Did he contact you after that? .. requesting you to withdaw your case and begging you to relieve him ? If he did, then bingo ! you got what you want. But clearly its not the case, since 5 months passed. So apparently he accepted your challenge, and he will fight to exonerate himself, just like what anybody does when implicated with criminal charges such as murder/assault.
Here's my advice, which you won't get from lawyers but only from a husband who hinself undergone such case, and that's me. This is my take:
You only fight for truth. Fight for the wrongs done to you. But before you embark on that fight, cut off the last hope of reconciliation and restoring family life with the same husband. Your husband is a hineous criminal and you are the victim - there cannot be any terms negotiation between a victim and her perpetrator.
It is ridiculous bothways, if the victm is true, it's as ridiculous as a dog which goes back to rub its butt against the same belt whith which it was spanked daily. If the allegations are false, its as ridiculous as sleeping with a dog at home which had already bitten you ! (I heard this analogy from a friend).
Like Adv. Prabhakar said, Some men who did same thing to their wives discourage others in this forum to file such cases like DV/498A. I completely agree with Mr. Prabhakar - they are just cowards. I in fact encourage every woman to file such cases. I can't describe how throughly I am enjoying my battle today, though I spent days in fear initially, and thank my wife for filing DV against me. I drag the case for a year leaving her to itch herself why I am not feared and coming to compromise, and postponing dates raising her hopes of getting lofty monetary relief. Because she still doesn't know how much and what evidences I do possess.
I really wish my wife had also filed 498A along with Domestic Violence against me, maybe I should send her to you Mr. Prabhakar. Please convince my wife to file 498A as well :)
Mr. Prabhakar, I respect you and lawyers here (you have answered my query before), please excuse my sarcasm here. But I think these laws are some real boon in disguise for husbands as well, assuming the husband is innocent and eventually wins the case. False implication in DV/498A qualifies as cruelty and ground for divorce. So you see the point ? Always encourage 498A. If the wife is true she will get justice, and if not the husband will get an easy ground for divorce. It's a sweet boon for lazy guys like me who dont wanna take the trouble of filing case first.
So madam, I think that's what your husband it waiting for. it is immaterial what his behaviour is, focus on how you will establish your version with evidences in the court as he denied them. Your only goal should be proving him wrong and convict him.