An IPS probationer, K.V. Maheshwara Reddy has been accused of harassing her wife. His wife, a 28-year-old Dalit woman, Birudala Bhavana of Hyderabad working with South Central Railways took to social media on Tuesday alleging that her husband, an IPS probationer, was harassing her. The accused, who is currently undergoing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, was booked by the Jawaharnagar police for harassing and intimidating his wife.
A case was registered against the IPS probationer on October 27 under Sections 498-A (Husband subjecting wife to cruelty), 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the IPC and other relevant sections of the SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act after his wife lodged a complaint with the police.Bhavana said that she met him in Osmania University while pursuing engineering. They both have been in a relationship for past nine years and got married in February, 2018 and started living together at Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad.
She claimed that Reddy did not inform his parents about the marriage, as he wanted to tell them after clearing the civil services examinations. But Bhavana’s parents accepted their marriage and they had no problem.
Later, he got selected by the UPSC for Indian Police Service in 2018 and is under probation. After he shifted to Mussoorie for training, he started ignoring her. She also added that after becoming an IPS probationer, her husband began receiving marriage proposals with offers of huge dowry. He has been insisting her on divorce as he wants to remarry.
She said that Reddy told her repeatedly that his parents would never accept an SC woman. “He has never mentioned my caste before and offered money in exchange for divorce. He lied that his father has attempted suicide,” she tweeted.
She claimed that when she refused to give divorce, he verbally and physically abused her. “He even threatened me that he met top police officials in Hyderabad and that nobody will come to my help. He also threatened me by sending goons to my house. He threatened my parents also. He said if I go public, I could lose my job and reputation,” she said in another tweet.
After registering the case, the police have called the couple for a reconciliation.
Tags : #Domestic violence #Indian Police Service #UPSC