Woman alleges harassment by husband, tries to immolate self and kids in Hyderabad

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Woman alleges harassment by husband, tries to immolate self and kids in Hyderabad

Alleging harassment by her husband, who is a police officer, a woman attempted to kill herself and her three sons by setting themselves ablaze outside Rachakonda Police Commissioner's office in LB Nagar on Monday. 

The incident took place just before the Commissioner, Mahesh Bhagwat was about to address the media. 

According to reports, the woman, K Renuka came to the Commissioner's office along with her kids carrying a petrol bottle. She doused herself and her sons in a bid to set themselves ablaze. However, the media persons and police immediately thwarted her attempt by seizing the bottle. 

She told the media that her husband, Rajaiah, reportedly a police inspector, had cheated her without disclosing about his previous marriage. The couple got married in 2009. Subsequently, she filed a complaint against him in Saroornagar police station in 2018. The case is presently before the Lok Adalat.

Rajaiah was an inspector in LB Nagar who is now posted in Sangareddy district. 

Police officials claim that there was no delay in registering the case and they even filed the chargesheet after investigation. Police said that after registering the case, both the parties sought a compromise. 

According to Renuka, Rajaiah got a fake case registered against her through his second wife under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. Following this, the Hayathnagar police issued a notice to her. 

Upset over the police notice and alleging police inaction against her husband, Renuka attempted to commit suicide with her kids.

After thwarting the suicide bid, police shifted them to a hospital from where they were discharged later.