Man Chops off Wife’s Arms for #Dowry
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.