'Tortured' wife of a Bengaluru police sub-inspector alleges he kidnapped their 24-day-old child
Bengaluru police is looking for one of their own personnel after the missing sub-inspector’s wife lodged a complaint accusing him of confining his 24-day-old baby after throwing her out of the house.
H Deepashri, wife of Dhananjaya, who is attached to Ulsoor police station, alleged that she had been mentally and physically tortured ever since they got married to each other in May 2014, reported Bangalore Mirror.
However, until Deepashri’s complaint surfaced, senior police officers maintained that Dhananjaya was on ‘leave’, reported BM.
In her complaint, 26-year-old Deepashri wrote that he did not let her go to her parents’ house when her first child was due. She delivered it in a nursing home in Basavanagudi on December 28, 2015.
“Deepashri had been having trouble taking care of the baby all by herself with no help at hand. Her husband and in-laws reportedly refused to let her leave the house with the baby, and when she persisted, she was thrown out. She then approached us at the Ramamurthynagar police station for help. Despite our intervening and attempts to counsel Dhananjaya, he refused to hand the baby over to her,” a senior officer said.
Police have registered a case of kidnapping, confinement and subjecting a woman to cruelty under various sections of the IPC against Dhananjaya.
“On January 21, the victim went from her husband's house in OMBR Layout to the jurisdictional Ramamurthynagar police station seeking their help. We tried to get Dhananjaya to understand his wife's point of view, but he refused. After waiting for a day, we registered a complaint against him. It was only after the complaint was registered and he realised that he was in trouble, that the PSI handed over the baby to his wife,” the officer added.
The PSI in question is at large at the moment. When Ramamurthynagar police contacted Ulsoor police station, ACP (Ulsoor) Venugopal said that Dhananjaya had some marital trouble, and claimed that he had gone on `leave’, reported BM.
This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror