A Warangal district court in Telangana on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of former Congress MP Siricilla Rajaiah and his wife Madhavi in the case of their daughter-in-law Sarika's death.
The Times of India reports that Rajaiah and his wife applied for bail in the court on November 6 after they were remanded to 14 days of judicial custody following their arrest in the case. The judge earlier posted the plea hearing to November 12 and after preliminary hearings, posted it again to Wednesday.
In the first week of November, Sarika was burnt to death at the politician's residence in Warangal along with her three children, a day before she was to appear before a Hyderabad criminal court in connection with a case she had filed against her husband and in-laws.
Sarika had earlier filed a petition in the Nampally court, which directed the Begumpet Women Police Station (Hyderabad) to register a case of dowry harassment in April 2014. She had once staged a sit-in outside her father-in-law's house, alleging ill-treatment.
Keeping those incidents in mind, the Warangal police registered a case of abetment to suicide and cruelty against Sircilla, Madhavi and their son Anil.
Sarika's husband Anil Kumar is the prime accused in the case and will be produced before the court on Thursday as he was in police custody for one extra day.
The police have sought to keep Anil Kumar under custody for a little longer.