The Kerala woman who did a Facebook Live recently asking for help, saying that her husband has been physically and mentally torturing her over dowry, has alleged that the police are trying to water down the case.
She had posted the FB live on the night of August 28, from a resort located at Vaikom in Kottayam district, where her husband works as a General Manager.
Dilna Alphonsa, 29, shifted to Kottayam Medical college and later to a private hospital from the resort where she went live, after she was suffering from internal bleeding, allegedly as a result of her husband banging her head against a wall.
The Vaikom Police registered a case against her husband, Abhijith Balan, for harassment in the name of dowry under section 489A. However, Dilna alleges that though she had told the police that her husband was trying to kill her, they were not ready to include the charge of attempt to murder.
Dilna alleges that Vaikom Circle Inspector Binu behaved badly with her sister when she called him to ask about the case.
“Police were not ready to listen to my statements, the CI tried to manipulate my statements. He himself explained the issue and asked me whether it was true. When I said no, he compelled make me to give his version as the statement,” Dilna told media.
However, Vaikom Circle Inspector told The News Minute that the relevant case has been registered as per statements given by Dilna. “Everything else is allegations, we have started the probe,” he said.
Dilna married Abhijith Balan in 2014, and converted to Hinduism from Christianity at the time of her wedding.
Dilna had earlier told TNM that Abhjith has initiated divorce proceedings and the case is going on.