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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Torture on an Assam Girl by a Mumbai Doctor

I would like to bring it to your kind attention that on the very month we are celebrating Women's Day and promoting "beti bachao beti padhao", a resident of Guwahati, married to a doctor from Mumbai, has been seeking justice and relief. I submit a copy of filed FIR.

A Mumbai-based doctor is charged under the dowry, physical and mental torture case. The FIR was filed by the victim Sneh Sharma Joshi on January 22, 2018. PK Sharma, who is the father of the victim, is a chartered accountant by profession and a permanent resident of Guwahati. He organized an arranged marriage of his daughter Sneh Sharma with Dr Amit Joshi in January, 2017 in Mumbai.

Dr Amit Joshi, his father Ashok Joshi, Maging Director of Golden Tobacco Ltd, his mother Shashi Joshi and his uncle Dinesh Joshi started their unreasoble demands of cash, flat in Juhu, jewellery and other valuable items.

Sneh Sharma Joshi found that Dr Amit Joshi was in illicit relationship with many other girls. When she opposed this, he started torturing her mentally and physically. Even her in-laws supported their son and made her life miserable and stopped her from further pursuing CA fil examition and attempt for ICSI examition. He used to threaten her for life and also told her that he as a doctor knew a lot of ways to kill people without leaving any marks on the body.

These incidents took a serious toll on Sneh Sharma's health and forced her to leave their home and take shelter at her parents' home in Guwahati. The police has registered the case U/S 498(A): Cruelty by husband or relatives of husband,120(B): Crimil Conspiracy, 307: attempt to murder, and 506: Crimil Intimidation and R/W Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act in All Women's Panbazar Police Station (Case No. 08/18).

We request you to bring this issue to the people of Assam so that they too are made aware of social injustice, fraudulent ture and mentality of such people and stay cautious when choosing partners from big cities.

Pawan Kumar Sharma,


Vast Difference

Manik Sarkar and Tarun Gogoi are the two former chief ministers of Tripura and Assam who ruled their respective States for 20 and 15 years. But there appears another glaring difference between the two persons. Manik Sarkar, after resigning as Tripura Chief Minister after his party lost the assembly elections, immediately vacated the official residence and shifted to CPM office campus which is of course not a villa or fort or bungalow. But what about our Tarun Gogoi? Even after his party was thrown out the power in 2016 assembly polls, he has refused to vacate the State guest house situated at Koidhara. All the expenses of Tarun Gogoi’s accommodation in the State guest house are borne by the State exchequer.

We still fondly remember Late Sarat Singha, ex-Chief Minister of the State, leaving his official residence the very next day his party lost the assembly polls and walked all the way to his residence.

People like Manik Sarkar and Late Sarat Singha are true people’s leader.

Dr Ashim Chowdhury,

Ambari, Guwahati-1.

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