Dowry harassment case against retired AP HC judge
After a day-long protest along with women activists outside the residence of former high court judge Justice Rammohan Rao, Sindhu Sharma his daughter-in-law managed to get one of her daughters into custody. She has already registered dowry harassment and domestic violence case against Justice N Rammohan Rao, his wife Lakshmi and their son Vashista with the officials of Central Crime Station (CCS), Hyderabad, on Saturday.
Followed by the protest, she managed to get the custody of her younger daughter, one-and-half-year-old Srividya, with the intervention by police while she demanded the custody of her elder daughter also. The 30-year-old stated that she would continue her protest until the in-laws also hand over three-and-half-year-old Rishika. Tension prevailed at the retired judge's residence in posh Jubilee Hills with women activist demanding justice with placards and raising slogans.
Into the story, Sindhu Sharma filed cases against her in-laws and husband under sections 498-A (punishment for subjection a married woman to cruelty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC and Dowry Prohibition Act against the trio. She also accused in her complaint that she was physically assaulted upon which she was admitted in the hospital lately. Though she claimed to the media persons that he in-laws suggested divorce with mutual consent, she asked that the police case should be solved in the first case.
Sindhu and Vashista had married six years ago and her father M. V. Sharma had given cash and gold as dowry. However, for the last few months, her in-laws and husband had been allegedly harassing her for dowry and subjecting her to physical and mental torture. However, she also said that if her husband N. Vashista comes forward to live with her, she may give him a chance.