I got married in January 2005.It was an arranged marriage.With in one week my husband left his pvt. job and asked me not to disclose to my family as it will bring dishonor to him.Then they spread rumors to neighbors that my parents will give their only flat to them.Then my mother in law started showing worry over me and husbands future as they were living in a govt. flat which could have to be vacated at some point of time.
She asked me to bring 5-6 lacs so as to build house on their plot.My husband supported her.But I refused as my parents couldnt give the same.Then my brother in law who had shifted to Haridwar one year before my marriage also came and asked me to "support" my husband .
Within 2 months of marriage my MIL started sending me to my parents home for weeks .After 7 months I got pregnant and she asked me to stay permanently at my parents home.My father did not have good health and my sister had to marriageable age so i tried to ignore all the issues.
Then in December, 05 my husnabd asked my family to provide money for he was becoming partner with his brother in business of service centre for AC and Fridge
When my Dad refused he asked to act as guarantor of their loan for business.When he was refused ,he went away to Haridwar, his brother's house and left me in Delhi , my parents home.
After 4 months baby boy was delivered .He did not pay a single penny on the pretext that he has not got income from their business.
His mother asked me to stay at parents home for 3-4 years as her son was to work at Haridwar.In 2006 ,My brother in law took away bike given by my parents to Haridwar from my parents home (left by my husband while going to Haridwar) for being used in their business .He said that they will give maintenance from common account of their company.
He went away and never paid any maintenance .Then our family arranged a meeting after 1.5 years with his relatives.His brother agreed in written that he was a partner with his younger brother on business and he ws taking responsibility that my husband would take care of me and the baby.He also signed that for 1.5 years my husband had not acted responsibly towards me and baby.
They took me to Haridwar but there also my MIL started maltreating me.She used to slap me and fight without reason.These people made me work at home and provided just food in return.They used to show that their business is not doing well though my sister in law (jethani)used to wear lots of gold jewellery and her kids were studying in a missionary school,paying house rent of Rs. 15,000 and having 3-4 workers for A.C. servicing business.
After 6 months they asked me to go with my husband to Rudraprayag as their a new AC service centre was to be started .There we lived for 2 years out of which I spent 7-8 at my parents home.2 months becuase I were to take my BA exam and rest of the months because my husband asked me to go as in winters thier AC -fridge servicing business used to remain still.During my stay with him he never gave any money to me.
He used to pay the bills and even decide what food to buy and how much to buy .He paid rent and bought food only.My clothes were bought when I used to visit my parents.He never shared his accounts with me.He never made any identity proofs for me and my baby ie Voter card, ration card.
Even his insurance had his mothers name as nominee,as per him.
In July 2009 his sister in law asked us to come to Haridwar as her husband (jeth) was ill.I refused but husband made me go with him .There again they made me do the house chores and my MIL started mentally disturbing me by quarreling and abusing me and my parents.When my brother in law was relieved from hospital (kidney stone ) I asked my husband to go back but he refused on one or another pretext.These people started harrassing me mentally by asking me to bring money from my home as my dad was getting retired from his job.One day when they beat me and my MIL threatened to burn me or poison me .After wards my husband dropped me at my home in Delhi.He asked to admit my kid in school and told that he will pay money for admission and maintenance.He came twice after that.But even after one year he didnt pay anything .
I have filed a dowry case against my husband, MIL,BIL and SIL in CAW cell.And filed for maintenance and domestic violence.
Is my case strong enough ?I have only following evidences -
1. written undertaking of brother in law that my jeth was a partner with his younger brother on business and he was taking responsibility that my husband would take care of me and the baby.He also signed that for 1.5 years my husband had not acted responsibly towards me and baby.
2.medical billls of my baby's birth in hospital
3.Educational fee and allied bills of my son.