Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore arrested a man for abusing his wife and recording a video of her dying by suicide on September 21, which he then forwarded to different people including some of his wife’s relatives.
The incident took place in Nellore district’s Atmakur town. The deceased woman was identified as 29-year-old Kondamma, who was married to Penchalaiah for 12 years. The couple had two children.
Suicide Case leds tosuspicion of extra-marital affair
Suspecting his spouse Kondamma of having engaged in an extra-marital affair, Penchalaiah has been allegedly harassing Kondamma for some time now.
On Tuesday night, the two had a heated argument and Kondamma wanted to put an end to her life. After the heated argument, she tied a saree to the ceiling fan and hanged herself in front of her husband and children.
Instead of preventing his wife from dying by suicide, Penchalaiah filmed Kondamma’s ultimate moments and shared the video with his wife’s relatives, asking them to collect the body of the deceased to carry out the last rites.
Kodamma’s relatives filed complaint
Based on a grievance filed by Kondamma’s relatives, Atmakur Police Department have registered a case and arrested Penchalaiah.
Sub-inspector Sivasankar of Atmakur police station told India Today, “The husband used to harass her (Kondamma), following which she took the extreme step. We have filed a case based on the report by her relatives. We will take legal action against those involved in this case.”