Salem police register case in opposition to Mettur PMK MLA for dowry harassment

Mettur PMK MLA S. Sadhasivam

Mettur PMK MLA S. Sadhasivam
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The Salem Metropolis police have registered a case in opposition to the PMK’s Mettur MLA, for allegedly harassing his daughter-in-law for dowry.

S. Sadhasivam, a resident of Narasothipatti, is the Mettur constituency MLA from the PMK. His son, S. Sankar, married M. Manoliya (24), a resident of Sarkkar Kollapatti, in 2020.

On August 19, 2023, Manoliya lodged a grievance with the Suramangalam police in opposition to MLA Sadhasivam, his spouse Child, their son Sankar, and their daughter Kalaivani. Within the grievance, she alleged that in her marriage, the MLA’s household acquired 200 sovereigns of jewelry, a automotive price ₹25 lakh, and ₹20 lakh in money as dowry. After her marriage, she got here to know that her husband, Sankar, allegedly had relationships with different ladies. Moreover, her husband’s household harassed her and threatened her with dire penalties if her household didn’t give them extra dowry, she alleged within the grievance.

Inquiring into the grievance, the Suramangalam police registered a case in opposition to MLA Satdasivam, his spouse Child, son Sankar, and daughter Kalaivani beneath Sections 294 (b), 498 (A), 406, and 506 (i) of the IPC, beneath Part 4 of the Dowry Prohibition (DP) Act, and beneath Part 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Ladies (TNPHW) Act, and are investigating additional.

As a case has been registered in opposition to the MLA, the Salem Metropolis police despatched a report back to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Meeting Speaker, with regard to this.

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