Wedding Season (02:05)
In India, thousands of marriages occur throughout the season. The bride's father displays the dowry before a Muslim wedding.
Dowry Harassment (04:54)
Delhi creates a special police unit to address the needs of families who are targeted. A woman from Rajasthan claims her daughter was killed by the groom's family. The husband denies any legal marriage.
Tihar Jail (05:21)
Mothers-in-law who kill their daughters-in-law are incarcerated with the family while the husbands remain free. If a bride dies in the first seven years of marriage, the family can file a dowry crime charge. A woman feels abandoned since her son remarried.
Arranged Marriage (08:45)
Kajal Sharma marries Anand Singh, a member of a higher caste whose family needs money. Mr. Sharma describes how Dr. B.B. Singh wanted the dowry.
Bride's Death (05:47)
Dr. Singh describes finding Sharma's body and attests there was no dowry crime. Anand believes depression over exams led Sharma to commit suicide.
Sharma's Suicide Note (04:39)
The handwriting does not match. The dowry system is a devaluation of women from the richer sections of society. The Sharma's worry the police are corrupt.
Death by Suicide? (03:08)
The local police determine a wife committed suicide because her husband refused to eat her food. The body arrives at the mortuary and will be cremated the same day. The chance of a man being prosecuted is slim.
Burn Victims (03:54)
Anoki recalls her sister and mother-in-law setting her on fire after giving birth to a girl. A doctor explains that the stoves the women use cause so many accidents.
Women's Police Cell (04:29)
A family claims their daughter-in-law has been using dowry laws against them. The woman describes how her mother-in-law hates her. People ignore the laws and women resist dowry demands.
Credits: Dowry Law (00:42)
Credits: Dowry Law
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