Dhenkanal, August 20: A man has been held in Dhenkanal for allegedly branding hot iron on his newlywed wife.
Bhuban police also held the mother-in-law of the victim on Sunday for allegedly demoralizing the woman demanding Rs 10 lakh dowry.
The accused have been identified as Kharabela Patra and his mother Suprabha Patra who hail from Jagatsinghpur Town.
According to the complaint filed with the Bhuban police, one Lipa Behera, daughter of Bhagirathi Behera of the Bhuban NAC had married Kharabela Patra two months ago. Following the marriage Kharabela and his mother used to demand a sizeable amount from Lipa which caused marital discontent in the family. Meanwhile, aggrieved over the poor quality dishes, prepared by Lipa, Kharabela branded hot iron on Lipa last night. Lipa sustained burn injuries on her body due to it and informed the incident to her parents. Lipa’s parents after coming from Pune lodged a complaint with the police, based on it the police apprehended the mother-son duo in the evening.
The accused were produced in the SDJM Court today. They were remanded to judicial custody after their bail pleas were rejected by the Court, said police.