Her mother-in-law allegedly assaulted the pregnant woman when she was sleeping

Pregnant woman assaulted by in-laws in Nellore after astrologer predicts baby girl
news Crime Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 18:37

Tears streamed down her face, as she sat on a cot in her parent’s home nursing her wounds.  N Girija, a pregnant woman was allegedly assaulted by her mother-in-law at Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh after an astrologer predicted that she would have a baby girl.

Speaking to The News Minute, Vishal Gunni, SP, Nellore district said, “There are minor burn marks on her body.” He, however, denied that that the victim had been set ablaze by her in-laws.

The incident took place at G Kandriga in Muthukur Mandal of Nellore district on August 20.  

According to India Today, N Girija, the victim who had been married to T Srinivasulu since August 2014 was allegedly being harassed by her mother-in-law Lakshmi Kanthamma and sister-in-law Subhashini for dowry.  The couple had their first child – a girl soon after getting married.

After getting pregnant for a second time, her in-laws, had allegedly taken her to an astrologer who predicted that she would have another daughter.

“She started torturing me to go for an abortion or else face the consequences. My husband also pleaded with her to let us be. Instead, she went to the police and filed a false case on me and my husband saying we were torturing her over property,” alleged Girija.

On a day when her husband was not at home, Girija said, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law allegedly poured kerosene and acid on her and tried to set her on fire. She, however, escaped and ran out of the house.

While the pregnant woman had first approached the local village leaders, they had reportedly refused to sort out the issue.   

It was following this that Girija had approached the Muthukur police station two days ago.

An FIR has been registered against Girija’s husband and her in-laws under IPC section 307 – attempt to murder.

Her husband and father-in-law have been taken in for questioning.

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