Sparking off a fresh twist to the marriage row between tennis player Bhuvana Reddy and Abhinav, the former on Sunday filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband at the Begumpet women's police station.
This comes a day after commercial taxes minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav's son Sai Kiran was booked for allegedly beating up Abhinav after calling him to his house to settle their marital dispute.
Abhinav and Bhuvana had earlier triggered off a media frenzy when they married against her father Mahendernath Reddy's wishes earlier this year. Bhuvana is a professional tennis player and has played a few tournaments in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit.
The complaint alleged that two men approached Abhinav a few days ago saying that Reddy had sent them and they wanted to settle the issue, and took him to the minister's house, before allegedly beating him up for two hours.
However, both Bhuvana's father and the minister have claimed that these charges were false.
According to a report in the Times of India, Bhuvana has alleged that her husband had locked her up, assaulted her father and demanded Rs 3 crore from them.
Bhuvana has also released purported audio conversations between Abhinav and his father-in-law at minister Yadav's house, where Abhinav can be allegedly heard trying to extort Rs 3 crore from the parent.
"During my 20 days stay , Abhinav locked me up when he went to work and didn't allow me to speak to my parents who visited me every day only to return without even meeting me. One day, he demanded Rs 3 crore when my father asked him to send me home for two days as a prospective groom for my sister was visiting our house. And later when I was at my parent's house, Abhinav landed there and attacked my father.Then I decided that I should call off this relationship,'' the TOI report quotes her as saying.
A case has been booked under sections of the IPC relating to domestic violence.