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Man Chops off Wife’s Arms for #Dowry

February 4, 2013

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Jan 30, 2013

Shaikh Bibijan had married Chinna Qasim in 2005, a man she thought was in love with her.  However,  Chinna started harassing and abusing her for dowry.  Bibijan complied with his demands for money a few times, by approaching her aged mother.  However when the demands continued, Bibijan left Chinna and returned to her mother’s home with her two children in 2012.   She attempted to file a dowry harassment case with the local police, but as is so often the case, they ignored her and did not file her complaint.  One evening Chinna arrived at Bibijan’s parents home, drunk and angry,  and with a butcher’s knife attacked his wife chopping off her arms.  Bibijan used to stitch clothes to earn an income, which she can’t any more.  Her mother is very old and poor, and struggles to work to take care of her daughter and grandchildren, who often go hungry.   And the family still awaits justice. Report here.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue permalink
    February 4, 2013 1:10 pm

    why is this an accepted thing for Indian men to do? Come here my deear. I will protect the woman and cut the dick off off the creep. icky gross evil

  2. February 4, 2013 1:18 pm

    We have to study the recent ordnance signed by president if there is any provision for such crime

  3. February 5, 2013 3:15 am

    I remain amazed and horrified by the elected officials of the Indian government, both male & female, who don’t seem to give a FIG about their most important resource: Their mothers, wives, sisters & daughters! The entire world needs to make their feelings known about this very appalling situation! For the sake of decency and honor, DEFEND your women with appropriate laws and adherence to those laws!

  4. Lusina permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:36 pm

    I am shocked, shocked again and again by reading these posts.
    What the hell Indian men do with their women – wives, mothers, daughters?????? This is a horrifying story, one of millions of which we do not know about…. And what is being done to stop it? Only by writing or knowing, or crying about the thread called DOWRY, nothing essential will be done. I suppose Indians need to do something to cancel this OLD and TERRIBLE LAW which is a shame. I pray God this poor lady finds something good in her life. God help Indian women…

  5. Padmanabhan Jaikumar permalink
    February 7, 2013 5:15 pm

    Changes will come later than sooner and now a days SC has been very critical on these issues but that do not change society and crime unless there is awareness and harsh punishment.The locals where such crime or any atrocity on women noticed should take immediate action in the initial stage itself so that the crime can be checked.Once a crime is committed the things can not be reversed though the person may get punishment

  6. February 14, 2013 9:52 pm

    It is disgusting how far some people go for Dowry. A traditional practise that was once considered a small gift from family to family upon marriage, has now turned into such tragedy. It is awful to see the local authorities not respond to her complaints. How do you think we could encouarage local authorities to act and recognise this harmful cultural practise that is occurring ?

    • Padmanabhan Jaikumar permalink
      February 16, 2013 1:41 pm

      It is greed that never ends and for some marriage has become a business rather then settling down like a family and understand the real meaning of life

  7. Linda permalink
    April 26, 2013 1:21 am

    Could ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN HELP ‘, Surely someone, somewhere should be helping to take this child to safety.

    • April 27, 2013 11:29 am

      Linda — We hope that local ngos and authorities intervened. There are so many cases of violence on girls and women in India every day that it’s hard to even find out what happened. Another problem, even if one tries to intervene locally, and move the child to a shelter, is that because the system of law, order and policing has almost collapsed in India, we at the campaign are increasingly finding that even systems of support are developing into a parallel system of abuse and exploitation. There is no monitoring of these organizations, because who is going to monitor them? See this case, where the police were party to the routine sexual abuse of girls in an orphanage.

    • Padmanabhan Jaikumar permalink
      April 27, 2013 12:09 pm

      There is no end of crime against women and these type of cruelty have to dealt with stern punishment with proper compensation to enable the lady to spend her life without depending on others

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