Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a man who wanted to take revenge on his wife for finding out his illicit relationship with another woman, spread rumours that his wife was possessed with evil spirits. Under the guise of special ‘puja’, he assaulted and injured her.
The man, K. Nagesh, with the help of one Baba Mallaiah assaulted the victim, in the presence of his parents, with a leather belt and injured her on back, hands and thighs. Shamirpet police registered a case against the husband, his parents and Mallaiah and have started an investigation.
The woman was married to Nagesh more than 10 years ago and they have two children. They were residing in Bomr-aspet village under Shamirpet police station limits.
For the past five years, Nagesh had been harassing his wife for unknown reasons. The harassment increased after Nagesh’s wife found out about his illegal affair.
Meanwhile, Nagesh spread a rumour that his wife was possessed with evil spirits and confined her to a room. The other day, Nagesh brought Mallaiah to their house for ‘puja’.
The woman alleged that they beat her severely with a leather belt, injuring her. She escaped from the house and informed her family members. They lodged a complaint with the police. All the accused are missing and could not be arrested.