She was a graduate, pretty looking girl. Her father was not rich, well to do. Her wedding night was the happiest night of her life and the first night of the story of her destruction and finally death.
Her friends and relatives teased her, tantalizing her sweetest dreams as they decked her up in red bridal sari. Her body was covered with jewelries of gold, imitation and flowers. She stole a few glances of her adorable husband, looking fabulous in white.
Tear stained eyes bade her goodbye as she stepped into the flower covered car to start her new life.
Within a week the fairytale was over, the voice of her in-laws and husband became ice cold as they started to remind her that her father has not coughed up the entire dowry he promised.
In six months she was reduced to housemaid. Things got worse after two daughters were born.
When she could no longer bear the torture she ran to her home, her mother’s tear-stained face told her that her father was just incapable of doling out the rest of the dowry.
Then one night her body was discovered in kitchen, burned beyond recognition.
Everyone woke up from their sleep, her parents, her family members, police…. The in-laws were promptly jailed because everyone knew she was being tortured.
Were her in-laws the only culprits in that heinous murder or suicide?
What about her parents? The money they wasted on her marriage might have been utilized to give her financial independence? She might have find out someone who admired her and married her for what she was, not as a business transaction.
If not, what would have gone so wrong that was worse than her death and tortures of years?
AUTHOR SAYS: DOWRY DOESNOT LEAVES INDIAN SOCIETY BECAUSE IT’S LOT OF CASH MONEY AND OTHER BENEFITS. TOO HARD TO RESIST IN A MATERIALISTIC WORLD!
WHY WILL A GIRL’S FAMILY BE TOO MUCH AGAINST DOWRY, AFTER ALL, THEY WILL GET IT TOO WHEN THEIR SON GETS MARRIED.
THERE ARE EVEN GIRLS WHO TAKE A GOOD MEASURE OF THE DOWRY THEY ARE ABOUT TO GET AND COMPARE THAT WITH THEIR SISTERS AND HAVE A GOOD SQUABBLE OVER THE AMOUNT.