Woman claims she got HIV for not getting dowry

LUCKNOW: A woman in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, appears to have paid a heavy price for not being able to meet dowry demands allegedly made by her husband. The woman claims her husband connived with a doctor to get her infected with HIV.

The FIR lodged by the woman states that her husband’s uncle, a doctor, injected her with an HIV-infected needle when she was taken by her husband for being administered a hormone injection at the clinic.

The woman, in her 20s, then lodged an FIR against her husband Ramesh Srivastava, her husband’s uncle Vijay Srivastava, a practicing doctor at Itwa block of the district, and four others (All the names have been changed).

The woman, Naina, a resident of Trilokpur police station area, was married to Ramesh, a resident of Velasa village in the district on April 25, 2012. Naina told the police that immediately after the marriage, Ramesh began pressuring her to ask her father for a motorcycle and Rs one lakh cash.

The FIR says that as the demands were not fulfilled, Ramesh took Naina to his uncle Vijay Srivastava’s clinic, saying that she needs to be administered hormone injections as she was not able to conceive.

However, when Ramesh took her for another checkup claiming that he has to get her examined for the effect of hormone injections, she came to know that she was HIV positive, station officer (SO) of Mahila Thana, Siddharthnagar, Sandhya Tiwari told TOI.

Naina has lodged an FIR with the police, superintendent of police (SP), Siddharthnagar, KK Chaudhary confirmed to TOI. The SP said that since the matter is with a counselling centre as per the procedure adopted in dowry cases, action would be taken after the process is over. He also confirmed that Naina has mentioned about an HIV-infected needle being administered to her by Vijay in collusion with Ramesh. Besides Ramesh and Vijay, she has named four others as accused in the case, the SP confirmed.

Ramesh had stopped living with Naina just one week after the marriage, Tiwari said, adding that action would be taken after the investigations are over.

Source: The Times of India


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