Mass Suicides By Harassed Husbands Due To The Draconian IPC 498A

The gross misuse of 498A has seen countless innocent husbands and their family members either rot behind bars, or commit suicide due to harassment and humiliation. Just on the wife’s word, everyone she names becomes entangled with the law, loses their dignity and jobs, and is dragged to a jail cell. It is also noteworthy that female members of the husband also suffer – mother, sisters, and other sisters-in-law, which makes it clear that 498A is not about women empowerment but wife empowerment, to destory the life of the husband and his family members. I wonder where feminists are for those mothers and sisters whose lives have been destroyed courtesy of false cases on their brothers and sons.

The following instances highlight the terror and mass suicides taking place due to the misuse of the dreaded IPC Section 498A.

A bank employee hanged himself in his flat in Maya Puri, Delhi. The wife often used to stay with her parents. His efforts to persuade his wife to return to his home only resulted in his wife filing a false dowry complaint against him. Another man immolated himself in New Delhi. The reason was a complaint of a ‘dowry demand’ by his estranged wife which led him to jail twice. A 40 year old ex-Airforce officer committed suicide in Ahmedabad, Gujrat, after being implicated in a false 498A case during which he was jailed for 10 days. Unable to cope with the ‘mental torture’ inflicted by his wife, a 30 year old man committed suicide in Krishnagar, West Bengal, on Jan 3, 2007. He had been dragged to the police station, on at least a dozen occasions in the past five years, by his wife, complaining of torture, which were confirmed to be false by the additional superintendent of police. Another man committed suicide in Ahmedabad on Nov 19, 2006 after being harassed in a false 498A case. He was the only son of his aged parents. A 30 year old man from Kolkata committed suicide on Sept 1, 2006, after being implicated and arrested in a 498A case in 1999. Even after 7 years, his case was under judicial consideration when he died.

Numerous senior citizens are also committing suicide due to harassment faced due to false 498A cases. A 64 year old man, a retired employee of a multi-national company, committed suicide in Kolkata, explicitly mentioning about 498A in his suicide note stating further that “I am ending my life unable to bear the torture meted out to me by my daughter-in-law”. Another senior citizen from Ludhiana, Punjab, killed himself by throwing himself before a running train and left behind a suicide note that read “I am ending my life because the parents-in-law of my son have filed false cases against me and my family”. An old couple from Faridkot, Punjab, killed themselves by consuming pesticides on Jun 20, 2006. It was revealed that the deceased were feeling harassed and terrorized after their daughter-in-law got a criminal case registered against them for bringing insufficient dowry. Humiliated and on the run, they committed suicide clarifying in the suicide note that they never harassed their daughter-in-law for dowry.

An entire family consumed poison on Feb 3, 2007 in Alwar, Rajasthan. The husband, an engineer, and his father died, while his mother was admitted to a hospital. Right from the starting of marriage, the bride’s family used to harass the husband by threatening to implicate him and his entire family in the false cases related to dowry. Another instance of mass suicide involving three members of a family was reported a few years ago in Ballabgarh, Haryana. In this case, the husband himself, his young sister and their hapless mother consumed poison and ended their lives because of the growing unreasonable demand of the daughter-in-law and the continuous harassment inflicted by her family.

The terror of this law has completely destroyed and annihilated several innocent families. How long will the sufferings of the husband and his family remain unnoticed and their cries unheard?


Wife’s Incessant Demands And Threats Of False Dowry Accusation Drove Dinesh Makkad To Suicide

As can be read in this heart-wrenching suicide letter, dowry claims more than 3 times as many lives of men compared to women. In many cases, men’s entire families are jailed without any questioning. Men lose their honour, dignity, jobs, families and their lives. Men face intense depression and are often driven to suicide by cruel wives.

The video below shows yet another martyr of marriage, software engineer Dinesh Makkad, whose was forced to end his life after harassment and torture from wife and in-laws.

This NRI’s Horror Story Of Marital Discord Will Make You Shudder

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I am an NRI. I would like to draw your kind attention to the extreme abuse of anti-dowry IPC Section 498A with my case. I am among many of the hundreds of thousands of people whose entire innocent family was tortured due to a false complaint from my wife. We went through severe harassment and extreme stress after being held in police lockup and jail without any ground of proof and these people were assumed guilty by law. Is this justice to innocent senior citizens of India? Please go through what happened to my innocent parents and brother after 14 months of separation from my wife. I hope necessary actions are going to be taken to prevent the misuse of any law. These incidents are now very common and many people are suffering because of such blind laws.

I have been working as an IT professional in Australia since the last seven years. I completed my education (MCA) in India and have been in a good job since then. I am currently in Sydney. My parents are living in Faridabad. I got an arranged marriage fixed in India in Oct, 2001 and sponsored my wife, PS, to come over to Australia (on permanent residency visa) to live with me. We stayed together for eight months and during that period I found her to be extremely dishonest, disloyal, unfaithful, a big liar and greedy for money and it was obvious her intention to marry was just to come over to Australia and for the money. She had been asking me to sponsor her brother to Australia as well and to bear all his expenses on his education and living. There was no love or commitment though I tried my best to compromise with the situation and have excused her on all occasions assuming it may take time for her to adjust.

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We went to India in Oct, 2002 and there she created a lot of trouble by creating misunderstanding between brothers, their wives and started stealing jewelry and cash from home to take it to her mother’s place, and has been using vulgar language about my mother and brother. Then she was involved in a horrifying crime by secretly stealing and destroying the passports of my younger brother and his wife. They are living in USA and were also on holiday there. My brother is working as a software engineer in Chicago. She did it just two days before their departure and my brother’s entire career was in danger as he could not go to USA. It is a long process to get the new passport issued and then to get visa processing again. It was mental torture for all of us. It was not known where the passport had gone until three days later when the time came for me and my wife to come back to Sydney. Our luggage was packed it was just five hours before our departure when we were getting ready I found a trace of torn passport photo inside the toilet. It took me no time to understand that it was her act. I had to postpone our return to Sydney. I called my father-in-law and sent her back (Nov 2002). I have all the proofs with me that she had damaged the passport. She tried to torture everyone in the family by her cruel and criminal acts. I then came back alone to Sydney in extreme stress.

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I regretted a lot marrying and loving such a stupid girl. She contacted me many times after that and asked me to call her back to Sydney. But her intentions were still clear. I cannot live my whole life with her. I am an Australian citizen and by the Australian laws (validated by Indian law as well) I applied for divorce at the earliest possible date and sent her a notice on 16 Dec, 2003 in Gujarat, where she lives. The notice was received by her. Later, on 14th Jan, 2004 police and lawyer from Indore came and arrested my aged parents and my youngest brother who lives in Faridabad and within few hours took them to Indore. They have to get me as well but since I am in Australia, they can’t arrest me. My wife had filed a false case of torture in dowry case under section 498A in Indore (though her residence is in Unjha, Gujarat). She falsely accused us of beating ad harassing her for dowry. She has accused us falsely after 14 months of separation upon receipt of the divorce notice. She didn’t even mention the fact, the real reason why she was sent back to her father’s place. Rather she said that she came back herself, though I have enough proofs for my claims.

She committed a heinous criminal act, still being decent we sent her back respectfully with her father when we separated. If we would have been strict, we could even have got her arrested for destroying passports. But still we respected her being a woman.

It was brutal torture to my innocent retired aged parents and my innocent brother. Without any notice they had to travel from Faridabad to Indore in police custody for three days, a distance of about 900 km in police vehicle. My mother is a heart patient and is under treatment. She was extremely exhausted; it was a big risk for her. How can police come and arrest and torture anyone just on someone’s fraudulent and false allegation. Later my elder brother had to go from Rajasthan to get them released on bail on 16th Jan, after spending one night in lockup and three days in police custody.

My parents have lived a very clean and respectful life but now have to see such days. It is a big slap on Indian judiciary that they can destroy anyone’s dignity and can prosecute without trial. There is no respect for senior citizens who have served the country for their whole life. At the same time the legal system has blind faith on crook, cunning young married women and their parents. I am feeling dismayed. My aged parents and brother had to suffer who had nothing to do with my wife. My crook wife and her greedy parent’s aim is to extract a lot of money from me.

As a figure in India, almost 90% of such cases are dismissed by the court after find the case as malicious, but there is no punishment for making false allegations. Almost all the divorce ends up in 498A, where the reality is that dowry is not practiced and hardly women are harassed in educated, well earning family in urban area. Lawyers and police are making big money by trapping innocent citizens.

She was successful in getting a complaint lodged at Indore and the police from another state came and arrested my parents and brother without permission of local police in Faridabad. Also a copy of FIR has still not been handed over to us. In the ongoing crises my aged mother in India was admitted to a hospital with severe cardiac pain and abnormal blood pressure on 22nd Jan, ’04 while they had to arrange lawyers and plan the visit to attend the next date 29th Jan, with a notice of just 7 working days to be in Indore 900 km far from our place. My mother’s health is so severe that she is going to be operated today on 23rd Jan. Not attending will weaken our case. Who is going to look after my mother’s and aged father’s health? As I am also the accused in my wife’s complaint, I can’t go there in India as the police will arrest me. I am just helpless. As such there is no fair judicial or law system in India. It’s against the basic right to live with respect.

Sahul Kundara’s Suicide Letter Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes


My Name is Sahul Kundara. It’s February 20th today. I got married to Varsha on November 10, 2014 and we were living together since August 2015. Varsha and her family members always threatened to implicate me in false cases. They demanded 8 lac rupees from me. When I asked them from where I will bring so much money, they said that they don’t care about that.

They poisoned me and when I wanted to complain, in conspiracy with my in-laws, the ASI or SI Ajeet beat me up outside the police station saying “M*****r F*****r, you will file a case against these people?”

He asked me about my caste and when I told him I am a Bairwa (Schedule Caste), he abused me over my caste saying “Have you forgotten your place? You lower caste people will form relationship with upper caste people? I will strip your skin and make a shoe out of it and wear. And if you dare speak up again, I will get you behind bars in a rape case.”

This entire episode was a planning of Varsha, her parents and her relatives along with the policeman. All this happened at the Rajender Park police station. They forced me to sign on papers that I ate some medicine beyond its expiry date which was all a lie. They had poisoned me. They threatened me that they will put my entire family also behind bars and that I should do what they are saying. I went into deep mental trauma after that. These people are very powerful and they can do anything.




I Will Never Visit CCD Again, And Why You Shouldn’t Either

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In a Cafe Coffee Day outlet in Jaipur, a student of National Law University, Delhi, named Arpan Verma spotted cockroaches in their fridge and started recording it, and was promptly slapped by a female staff member, who probably thought that since this is India, women are free to abuse men as they please, and no action will be taken. However, Arpan Verma was not one to sit quiet.

The video went viral on social media, which also includes the female staff slapping him (pic below) and since then there has been an uproar and hashtags of #boycottccd and #shameonyouccd have been trending.

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What was truly infuriating was not that she dared to slap him, and that too for the outlet’s grossly unhygienic condition, but the fact that the culprit accused the innocent student falsely of sexual harassment. In this day and age, women are filing fake cases left, right, and center.

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If we reverse the scenario and it was a male staff slapping a girl for recording the video, the girl would have been hailed a hero, the male staff member would have been immediately dismissed from his job and put behind bars.


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Harassed Husband Deeptanshu Shukla Shares His Trauma Of Being A Victim Of IPC Section 498A


“My mother was in ICU and I was attending her at hospital when police came to arrest us at midnight for a crime that I did not commit.” – Deeptanshu Shukla

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Mukteshwar Sharma sums up Deeptanshu Shukla’s life on Youtube:

Mr Deeptanshu Shukla was not only fighting his own case but also helping thousands of people in Indore, Bhopal and throughout the country. He is the one who has saved lot of lives and guided people how to fight and understand their own case and stay away from the brutal strategies of lawyers and judiciary system in India. He deserves full credit to empower thousands of men/women stuck in false cases of dowry, domestic violence, maintenance and many other stupid, cruel and baseless laws. Hats off to him for helping many victims of women biased laws in India.



False Case Of Dowry Forced Rohit Sharma’s Father To Commit Suicide

Yet another victim of IPC Section 498A. Yet another martyr of marriage. Rohit Sharma’s father, Ajendra Sharma, got tired of being continuously harassed and tortured by his daughter-in-law, and had to watch his entire family suffer in agony and pain. Tired of the humiliation and of making endless rounds of police stations and court in old age, he finally gave up the battle.