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After keeping the village on the edge for more than three hours, the woman came down when police assured to look into the matter.

Telangana woman climbs tower alleging cheating brought down after 3-hour drama
news News Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 09:33

In a move that triggered tension, a woman in Telangana climbed a cell phone tower and demanded that her partner be brought in front of her and that they get married.

The incident took place on Friday in Valigonda village in Yadadri Bhongir district of Telangana.

According to police, P. Jyothi climbed on the tower, threatening to jump down if R. Bhaskar was not brought there to marry her.

Jyothi and Bhaskar were in a relationship for seven years but she alleged that he recently started ignoring her and began pursuing another woman.

Jyothi, who is said to have quit her job in a software company in Hyderabad, created a flutter by climbing on the tower and sitting at a height of about 40 feet.

The police made frantic efforts to persuade her to come down while large number of villagers gathered at the spot.

After keeping the police and the village on the edge for more than three hours, the woman came down when police assured to look into the matter.

She demanded that justice be done to her as Bhaskar had gone back on his promise to marry her. She alleged that he was in a relationship with another girl.

Jyothi had been staging sit-in outside Bhaskar's house for three days. However, he and his family members locked the house and left the village.

The two fell in love while studying in a college. She claimed that she cut off the relations with her family members to marry him.

In November last year, a medical practitioner from Arepalli village near Jagtial 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.

 

IANS inputs

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