HYDERABAD: A TV anchor is supposed to break the day’s important stories. But a vernacular channel anchor found herself in the news on Wednesday after she was stabbed repeatedly by her husband at their residence in Bhoiguda. The 24-year-old woman, who hosts the Telugu Ammailu programme, is battling for life in hospital.
The victim, Shruthi alias Meghana Reddy is the wife of one Nagender Reddy, who runs a video camera sales and service business in Secunderabad. Nagender was arrested by Central Crime Station sleuths in February after his wife complained that her husband was harassing her for additional dowry and allegedly trying to force her into prostitution. Gandhinagar police inspector B Mohan Kumar said that Meghana Reddy got married to Nagender Reddy in 2005. Ever since disputes arose between the couple, Meghana had been staying with her parents. Around 2.30 pm on Wednesday, Meghana along with two women police constables went to Nagender’s home at Bhoiguda to collect her belongings. As soon as Meghana entered into home, Nagender had heated arguments with her. In a fit of rage, he reportedly stabbed her with a knife in front of women police and fled from the spot. Meghana collapsed on the floor and was rushed to Gandhi General Hospital, where her condition is stated to be serious.
Police said Nagender was released on bail earlier. Police arrested Nagender on Wednesday and booked a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC.