Torture for dowry forces woman to attempt suicide in Telangana

Several cases of crime against woman on a day questions woman safety in city.

Published: 30th June 2018 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2018 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Unable to bear harassment for additional dowry from her mother-in-law, a 32-year-old housewife attempted suicide by jumping from the second floor of an apartment at Attapur. Neelam Agarwal, mother of two kids, received severe injuries in and is admitted now.

Rajendranagar police booked a case against her husband Shivakumar Agarwal and mother-in-law Vijayalakshmi under charges of dowry harassment and assault. “She received injuries to her spinal cord, pelvic bones and fractures on legs. Doctors performed a surgery and she is now out of danger.” said Ch Venkatesh, Sub Inspector of Rajendranagar Police station.

Shivakumar, who was earlier working for a private firm and is currently jobless due to health issues, married Neelam around five years ago and were residing at rented flat at an apartment in Tejaswi nagar at Attapur, along with their kid and Shivakumar’s mother. From the time Shivakumar stopped working, he along with his mother started demanding Neelam to bring additional dowry from her maternal home, police said. However, when their demand was not met, they tortured her.

Often, Neelam’s family members intervened and tried to reach a compromise, but all their efforts went in vain and the torture increased. On Thursday morning, the mother and son, picked up an argument with her and continued to quarrel with her for additional dowry and other petty issues. However, when it did not seem to stop, Shivakumar threatened that he would leave home, to which Neelam said that she would be blamed if he leaves home, and jumped from the balcony. She was rushed to a nearby private hospital. The case is under investigation.

Women indulge in pub brawl over boyfriend
A 25-year-old woman has lodged a complaint alleging that she was forced to drink alcohol by her ex-boyfriend, who also physically assaulted her along with his current girlfriend. However, initial probe by the police found the version to be slightly different. Sameera was in relationship with Feroz till she left for Dubai on work. When she returned, she realised he was now going out with one Keerthy Reddy. Then, she invited Keerthy to a pub in Banjara Hills to discuss the issue. After a few drinks, Sameera threatened to slash her wrist. Keerthy consoled her and took her away from the pub. They stopped over at GVK Mall, where they were joined by Feroz. Again, a scuffle broke out here following which Sameera registered a case.

4 held for harassing women at different public places
SHE team police arrested four persons for harassing women in public places on Saturday. According to police, a father lodged a complaint with SHE team police stating that an unknown person was harassing his daughter by sending obscene text messages. The team tracked the mobile number of sender and arrested the accused E Venkateswarlu. In another case, they caught G Harry Paul (51) red-handed at Dilshuknagar bus stop while harassing a woman. Similarly, one Sohail was held for trying to spoil marriage of his friend after it was fixed with her relative. He was harassing the girl as her marriage was fixed with another person. In another case, police arrested Amit Singh for harassing a woman by sending SMSes. 


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