After a four-hour drama, his wife signed the divorce papers in front of authorities.

Telangana mans dramatic divorce demand Climbs tower and threatens suicideImage: Twitter/ANI
news News Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:16

In a scene that created tension at Telangana's Jagtial town, a medical practitioner from Arepalli village climbed a cell phone tower and threatened to jump and commit suicide.

The man, identified as B Ajay Kumar Rao, sent the whole town into a tizzy and demanded a divorce from his wife, Lasya, alleging that she had filed fake police cases on him.

Following this, the police rushed to the spot and convinced the man to come down. He then dropped a letter down to the officials, explaining his situation, and outlining his demands.

After a four-hour drama, his wife signed the divorce papers in front of authorities.

Jagtial town police inspector Prakash told Mirror, "Ajay and Lasya were married for seven years and they had differences. The couple has a daughter. Lasya had gone to her parents place three years ago but returned after a patch up. However, after differences cropped up again, Lasya slapped dowry harassment under Indian Penal Code section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the IPC and also filed a domestic violence case against him."

“I decided to jump from cell tower because police are harassing me as per my wife’s complaint,’’ he was quoted as saying. Police later facilitated the divorce, and counselled the couple.

This comes less than a week after a 30-year-old agricultural labourer from Telangana’s Nagarkurnool district allegedly killed himself by consuming poison.

Patlavath Raju alleged that beaten up by the Talakondapalli police sub-inspector for domestic abuse.    

After his death, his family found a video clip on his mobile phone, where Raju narrates how he was allegedly tortured by the sub-inspector following a complaint made by his wife and her relatives.

"KCR sir, you have given them (police) a great order. It seems you have asked them to kill anyone who troubles women. Yes, I got married five years ago and they (wife and family) gave a complaint against me. They should inquire about the mistakes made by my wife and I. Why have they beaten me without an inquiry?" Raju asked in the video.

Read: Cops didn't hear my side, beat me: Telangana man accused of domestic abuse kills self


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