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The Goa Congress's Women's wing on Thursday announced its support to the daughter-in-law of state BJP Vice President Anil Hoble, after the latter was booked for dowry harassment and assault on Wednesday.
"She is a woman and is sad that a person with political clout has been harassing her and her family for dowry. We will meet the victim soon and support her in her struggle because it is a crime against a woman," Coutinho said.
The three have been booked under sections 498 (a), 323 (causing hurt), 506 (ii) (criminal intention) and Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
Hoble has, however, said that the complaint was baseless and politically motivated.
"It was a minor domestic dispute. But the accusation of dowry is baseless. This is a politically motivated complaint to defame me and my family," Hoble maintained.
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