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Dowry slur lands actor in custody

Bhubaneswar, July 8: Actor Chandan Kar was today arrested and forwarded to court on charges of torturing his wife for dowry.

Chandan, a software engineer working with Satyam, had married Sridevi Mishra on March 11 this year. But in less than four months’ time Chandan (28) and his family allegedly started torturing the girl for dowry. Sridevi, an employee with the ICICI, was forced to leave the job after being continuously harassed reportedly by her husband and in-laws.

In her complaint to the city Mahila police station, she alleged that she was continuously pestered for more dowry. Hailing from a well-to-do- family, Sridevi had brought along goods worth Rs 10 lakh along with a plot at Bhubaneswar. “However, my in-laws kept pestering for a Honda City,” she alleged.

Sridevi said that she married Chandan — whose claim to fame was last year’s Babu I Love You — because his looks matched Anubhav’s, said to be the numero uno of Oriya film industry. “They started framing allegations about my affair with Anubhav,” she said. She had received burn injury marks, which she alleged were caused by her husband with a hot iron rod. “After investigation, we have arrested the accused,” said Bilasini Nayak, the Mahila police station IC.

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