A drunken quarrel between a husband and wife at Mehdipatnam junction on Monday night ended with the wife throwing her one-month-old child on the ground. The child has not sustained any injuries and is safe, say police.
Traffic police who were first respondents found both the husband and wife in an inebriated condition. The quarrel briefly brought traffic at the junction to a halt. In a video, that has since gone viral, the husband can be seen refusing to accept the baby, the agitated wife holding the child can be seen trying to shove the child into his hands. The lady then throws the child on the ground, and was then slapped by her mother who was also present at the scene, and the husband.
The scuffle took place at the busy Mehdipatnam junction after 10.30 pm and brought the traffic to a standstill briefly. The Asif Nagar traffic police who were present at the junction took the family to the Humayunnagar police station.
â€śThe husband and wife were fighting and hitting each other. The husband was claiming that the child was not his and that his wife had the child through an extra-marital affair. They were both drunk,â€ť said R Sekhar, sub-inspector (traffic) who was present at the location when the incident took place. â€śIt stopped traffic for some time, we removed them from there and took them to the police station,â€ť he added.
â€śThe man is a labourer and the woman is a housewife, we found them both drunk. We counselled them and sent them off, the child is absolutely fine. No case has been registered. We have asked to couple to go for counselling at Bharosa center,â€ś said NLN Raju, station head officer, Humayunnagar police station.