Dowry harrasment: Woman subjected to acid attack
Pathanapuram: In a case of dowry harassment, 31-year old Dhanya from Dhanya Bhavan at Piravanthur, daughter of Balakrishnan and Radhamma was subjected, to cruel physical assault and acid attack by her husband, 43-year-old Binu from Manumangalath, Pallipadi, Karaykkadu.
The incident took place on the night of June 6. Binu and his mother Saraswathy locked up Dhanya in a room before attacking her with logwood pieces. When she fell following the assault, the duo poured acid on her, burning the left part of her neck, her chest and her hand. Dhanya, left unattended through the night, got in touch with her mother the next morning with the help of her father-in-law.
When the mother arrived to check on her daughter, more violent scenes unfolded. Binu refused to let Dhanya go or get medical help. Locals intervened hearing the pleas of Dhanya's mother following which Dhanya was released and left the house with her two daughters aged 5 and 9.
Binu followed and beat up Dhanya again dragging the elder daughter back into his house and threatening to kill her and himself if Dhanya dared to file a complaint. Dhanya is currently under treatment at the Punalur Hospital for injuries and burns. The Chengannur police have registered a complaint against Binu.
Despite having paid the dowry demanded during the time of marriage, Binu has been continually harassing Dhanya for more. Following problems at her in-law's house Dhanya had returned to her own house several times in the past where her bedridden father and mother live. Her brother recently found a job abroad.