VELLORE: A 21 year-old woman, whose husband, also her maternal uncle, abandoned her two years ago allegedly because she had conceived, attempted to present herself at the Monday Grievance Meeting with her daughter at the Collectorate with a view to requesting the Collector to reunite her daughter and her with her husband.
Nirmala, however, was stopped at the entrance of the Collectorate by the police after they found and seized a can of kerosene in her bag and refused to let her into the Collectorate.
While she was being detained, Nirmala of Vallimalai told the police that her maternal uncle Pumani, a driver and resident of Kodaikkal village, abandoned her six months after they eloped and got married in Kumbakonam in December 2012. She went on to say that they returned to Vellore district after staying in Kumbakonam for three months and lived in a rented house in Lalapet for a while.
But after she became pregnant, her husband abandoned her presumably for another woman.
When she had approached Punani’s family, she claimed the family beat her and chased her away.
“I have petitioned the AWPS,Ranipet, Deputy Superintendent of Police and SP office and also submitted petitions in several Monday Grievance Meetings in the last two years pleading with the officials to reunite her with her husband, but all in vain,” she alleged.
The young woman said that if the officials did not allow her to meet the Collector to air her grievance, she would end her life as she said there was no one to take care of her and her daughter.
On hearing Nirmala’s complaint, police officials assured her that they would conduct an inquiry and take suitable action but also warned her about attempting to end her life before letting her off.