Indian Man's Family Reportedly Using Sex Tape to Extort Dowry

An Indian woman has accused her husband and his father of secretly filming her in bed and threatening to post the video on an Internet pornography site unless her family paid them a larger dowry, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The husband filmed the tape of the couple in bed using a hidden camera and then demanded the wife's family pay an additional $200,000 in dowry, the Mail Today newspaper reported.

The bride's family had already given the groom's family some $10,000 worth of jewelry, the paper said.

The husband and his father have been arrested and released on bail, the paper said, quoting court documents.

The names of those involved were not printed and police could not immediately confirm the newspaper's account.

Despite being illegal, the paying of large dowries is a common occurrence in India, and there are frequent cases of brides being harassed until their families pay bigger sums.