WARANGAL:A day after former MP Sircilla Rajaiah’s daughter-in-law Sarika had ended her life along with her three children, an e-mail sent by Sarika to her lawyer surfaced on Thursday in which she poured out her woes. Sarika clearly mentioned how she was subjected to harassment by her husband and ill treatment by her in-laws.
“All my savings, earnings and gold were taken away by them. Despite my repeated requests, they are not giving them back to me,” she said in the e-mail posted to her lawyer Rehana.
Explaining her plight, Sarika said that her in-laws resorted to mental and physical harassment besides creating financial hurdles to force her to leave the house. Sarika said that her in-laws were creating obstacles even in her kids’ education, health checkup and food.
Sarika said her mother-in-law Madhavi “persuaded and provoked” her to leave the house with an intention to get her son married again.
“My mother-in-law started torturing, abusing and insulting me over petty issues ever since my marriage. ‘I will kick you out, stand outside the gate and talk, don’t stay in the house, get out of here,’ were some of the utterances made by my mother-in-law during quarrels.” she wrote to her lawyer.
On one occasion, Sarika said that she was thrown out of the house by Madhavi for accepting a saree presented by her mother. “She reprimanded me saying how I can take a saree from an outsider and roadside fellow.”
Sarika said further that her mother-in-law had even used to float rumours that she had an affair. After Rajaiah’s election as MP in 2009, Sarika’s plight worsened. The ‘behaviour’ of her mother-in-law and husband Anil turned worse. “Anil had an extra-marital affair with a girl and used to spend little time with me and my children. If I question him, he manhandles me and complains to his mother and father. And his parents, in turn, abuse me.”
She said her husband had tried to keep her away from her friends and family.