Every 9 minutes a married man commits suicide in India!
National Crime Records Bureau statistics reveal more incidences of suicide by married men than by married women.
"In 2012 approximately 64,000 married men committed suicide vis-a-vis 32,000 married women," says D S Rao, president of Hridaya-Nest of Family Harmony, an NGO, quoting a survey by it.
The husband of a woman or his relative who subjects her to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to to 3 years and shall also be liable to fine.
Rao said the misuse of this also leads to suffering of old parents as well as the family members and relatives of the men against whom the complaints have been lodged.
"The law is not serving its purpose and is instead being used by a section of the people to vent their anger and extort married men and their families," claimed Amit Gupta, an official of the NGO.