Husband Gave Only 2 Meals a Day, Says IPS Officer's Wife

Harassed woman requests DGP to order CB-CID probe into dowry harassment charges.

Published: 21st July 2015 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2015 06:47 AM   |  A+A-

Husband Gave

CHENNAI:The wife of an IPS officer, serving in the city, has demanded a CBCID inquiry into the dowry harassment charges that she earlier made against her husband. This was her fresh complaint filed with the Director General of Police (DGP) on Monday.

Speaking to the media, Meghana said the actions on her previous complaint were unsatisfactory and demanded a fair probe by a senior CBCID official to ensure justice to all the harassment she had faced.

“I genuinely expect the FIR to be registered for the offences under section 498-A, 406 IPC against my husband, his parents CR Bunkar and Vidhya Bunkar in this case,” she said in her complaint.

Meghana also expressed disappointment with the action taken on her previous complaints. Subsequently, she was called for an inquiry into her complaint and narrated everything to the Additional Commissioner of Police (HQ-City Police) R Thirugnanam.

In the latest complaint, she has made serious allegations with regard to her husband’s service. She had earlier accused the officer of dowry harassment besides other cruel acts in a petition to the DGP and the Commissioner of Police.

The woman stated in her petition that from the time she got married in 2004 till the time she was forced to leave her husband on June 11, 2015, her husband never gave her any maintenance.

Further, she noted that she had to take up part-time jobs in various colleges in order to support herself and her 9-year-old son. She said that her husband - Santosh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai, only gave her two meals a day and a roof over her head.

Meghana said the IPS officer did not stop with taunts and verbal jibes on dowry, but inflicted immense mental harassment and cruelty upon her.

She noticed that her husband’s family endorsed his actions and were planning for his remarriage.

Given the brazenness of the IPS officer, the woman said he should not be allowed to sit in office as a custodian of law.

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